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A Vase of Flowers

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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By the end of 1632 Marrel had settled in Utrecht but returned at intervals to his native Frankfurt where he died. This flower piece was painted a little over a year after he arrived in Utrecht. The central vase of flowers shows his response to the Bosschaert school which was active in the city. The large beetle, however, is a detail found more readily in the work of Georg Flegel with whom he had worked in Frankfurt.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology


  • Date

    post 1632

  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    42.5 x 32 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    Bequeathed by Daisy Linda Ward, 1939


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