The flowers in this vase are neatly arranged besides and above each other, no one intruding on the other. Jan Brueghel I could never have seen a sumptuous bouquet like this, as the fritillary, iris, peony, lily, tulip, narcissus, forget-me-not and rose bloom at different times. Brueghel himself was the central figure in the spread of floral still lifes in the Southern and Northern Netherlands shortly after 1605. His own writings indicate that he never allowed anyone else to work on his delicate bouquet pieces. Nevertheless, his son Jan worked in exactly the same style and it is not always easy to distinguish between the two.


  • Title: Flowers in a Vase
  • Creator: Jan Brueghel I
  • Location: (Brussels 1568 - Antwerp 1625)

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