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A mixture of fruit and flowers, including grapes, a melon, peaches, a pomegranate, a hollyhock, a cornflower and convolvulus decorate a stone ledge, with a classical urn and poppy to the left. The composition is more diffuse and less sophisticated than in Van Huysum’s 'Flowers in a Vase' P149 (1726), which may suggest an earlier date. Related drawings are in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and the Weimar Schlossmuseum and a version of the picture is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

The Wallace Collection



Fruit and Flowers


perhaps early 1720s


oil on mahogany panel


H 79.9 x W 59.5 cm

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acquired by Sir Richard Wallace, 1872; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897

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