A Delft Vase with Flowers

van Huysum, Michielc.1730

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery
London, United Kingdom


  • Title: A Delft Vase with Flowers
  • Date: c.1730
  • Physical Dimensions: w324 x h400 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • null: Previous provenance for DPG42 and its pair DPG61 has included Desenfans Sale, 1802, lots 144 and 145 (descriptive catalogue no. 137), however the pictures on sale in 1802 were on copper while the DPG pictures are on panel. [CHECK]
  • Work Nationality: Dutch
  • Support: Panel
  • Provenance: M. Braamcamp, 1752; sold Amsterdam, 31 Sep. 1771, lot 95 or 96 (for 800 flo., 7sl). Bt Fouquet; Redleaf, William Wells coll.; London, Noel Desenfans, 1791/2-1807: Evening Mail inventory, 1791-1792 (Drawing Room, 'A flower piece'); London, Skinner and Dyke, Desenfans sale, 18 Mar. 1802, lot 144 (Descriptive Catalogue no. 137); London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1807-1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
  • Inscriptions: [f Jan Van Huijsum]
  • Further Information: As noted by F. Meijer, DPG42 and DPG61 are versions of a pair in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, signed by Michael van Huysum, one of which bears the date 1729. The signatures on the Dulwich paintings have both been converted at some time to read 'Jan van Huysum' and in each case the 'M' is now defaced.
  • Artist: van Huysum, Michiel
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)

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