Formerly catalogued as a work by Jan van Huysum, this painting has recently been reattributed to his eighteenth-century imitator Jacob Xavery. It has Van Huysum's typical curved arrangement, but the plants have not been painted with the same painstaking detail for which he was so admired.


  • Title: Vase with Flowers
  • Date: 18th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w622 x h841 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Notes: Formerly catalogued as Van Huysum but probably the work of an eighteenth-century imitator.
  • Work Nationality: Dutch
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
  • Inscriptions: Jan Van Huysum
  • Imitator of: van Huysum, Jan
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)

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