The Wallace Collection

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Fruit and Flowers
  • Jan van Huysum (1682 - 1749)
  • Fruit and Flowers
  • Netherlands
  • perhaps early 1720s
  • Painting
  • Oil on mahogany panel
  • Image size: 79.9 x 59.5 cm
    Frame size: 105.2 x 85 cm
  • Signature: 'Jan Van Húÿsúm fecit'
  • P207
  • East Galleries II
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  • Born into an Amsterdam family of artists, Jan van Huysum studied with his father, Justus van Huysum, who was also a flower painter. This composition of fruit and flowers includes grapes, a melon, peaches, a pomegranate, a hollyhock, a cornflower and convolvulus. These blooms decorate a stone ledge, with a classical urn and poppy to the left. The painting was acquired by Sir Richard Wallace in 1872.