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Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, 1573–1621
A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase, 1609 –10
© The National Gallery, London
A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase by Bosschaert the Elder is represented in this stunning bouquet created by our expert florists. We have paired Oriental Lilies to add structure and fragrance, Marie Claire Roses to act as the bold centre stage blooms and a ray of other stunning blooms. Bosschaert lived in Middelburg where a large botanical garden had opened, new species of plants were discovered and many were grown there. Pictures and paintings of the flowers were thought of being not only a decorative feature for your home but a means to appreciate the wonders of biology. Tulips, roses, jonquils, carnations, fritillaries and a single blue iris are massed into a Chinese vase; costly flowers in a costly container. Above them all, Madonna lilies rise like shining white trumpets at the peak of the bouquet, made slightly less regal by the tiny beetle making its way up a spotless petal. Other insects play hide-and-seek in the shadows made by leaves. The picture was probably made to impress one of the wealthy burghers of Middelburg, the prosperous town where the artist lived.
These luxury flowers are inspired by the masterpieces housed at the National Gallery. Each bouquet is beautifully arranged by our floral designers exclusively for the National Gallery. Included you will receive a gift card print of the artwork and a National Gallery care guide.
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