The Wallace Collection

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Flowers and Fruit
  • Jan Weenix (1642 - 1719)
  • Flowers and Fruit
  • Netherlands
  • 1676
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 123.5 x 102 cm
    Object size: 161 x 138 x 12 cm
  • Signature: 'J. Weenix f 1676'
  • P102
  • Reserve Gallery
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  • On a stone ledge beneath a pear tree, a silver dish is laden with grapes, a pear, a peach with a fly, and a pomegranate. A rose, a poppy, honeysuckle, carnations and other flowers decorate the scene, to which the artist has added the finishing touch of two butterflies. The picture is a relatively early and rare pure flower piece, containing no animals or game. Its provenance demonstrates how Weenix’s work was favoured by the German nobility in the eighteenth century.