Pair of large Old Master-style floral still life paintings


This magnificent pair of paintings depicts two vases which overflow with seasonal blooms, impressively rendered in the Dutch Old Master style.


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These two impressive still-life paintings imitate the grandeur of the Dutch Old Master style, which rendered realistic still-life scenes against dramatic dark backdrops.

Both paintings employ a darkened palette, which allows the shades of the blooms to shine through. Each vase is copiously filled with a variety of flowers, some of which spill onto the ground below: the artist effectively conveys a strong sense of abundance. The attention to detail is clear throughout: the petals are rendered with superb verisimilitude, whilst the miniature droplets of water which trickle down the veins of the deep green leaves show the painterly skill of the artist.

Each bunch sits inside a large urn. Both vases are designed in a classical manner; one with swags that terminate in the head of a cherub, the other comprised of scrolling forms that are reminiscent of acanthus leaves. The compositions are placed against a plain background that is expertly shaded to give a sense of depth, and the simplicity of the backdrop adds to the timelessness of the pieces.

The paintings are ensconced in elegantly carved giltwood and ebonised wood frames, and the black and gold colours complement the dramatic palette of the paintings themselves.

With their highly desirable subject matter and style, this pair would be sure to bring a touch of natural beauty into any home.

Canvas: Height 120cm, width 90cm
Frame: Height 141cm, width 111cm, depth 6cm


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th Century
Early 20th Century
Floral, Old Master, Still life
Ebonised Wood, Giltwood, Oil on Canvas


141 cm / 55.5 inches
111 cm / 43.7 inches
6 cm / 2.4 inches


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