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Still Life of Flowers in a Vase
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Still Life of Flowers in a Vase

Ambrosius Bosschaert the elder (1573–1621)

National Trust, Anglesey Abbey

(bapt. Antwerp, 18 Nov. 1573; d The Hague, 1621). Flemish flower and still-life painter, active mainly in the Netherlands (he is recorded in Middelburg from 1593 to 1613 and afterwards worked mainly in Utrecht). Although he spent the major part of his life in the Netherlands, Bosschaert's style was basically Flemish—similar to that of Jan Brueghel, with whom he ranks in quality and in historical status as one of the pioneers of flower painting as an independent genre.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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