Middelburg c. 1607 - 1628
Panel, 36.4 x 54.6 cm
Monogrammed I.B. 1624 (bottom left)
Current location unknown
Between floral still lifes of the seventeenth and eighteenth-centuries lies a world of difference. In seventeenth-century floral paintings the composition tends to be built up in proportion to the pictorial setting. Johannes Bosschaert’s painting is a typical example of a seventeenth-century still life. The flowers are grouped against a dark background, the basket is placed in the centre and is, moreover, straight.