Still Life with Bouquet of Flowers, Jacob van Walscapelle
Jacob van Walscapelle
Still Life with Bouquet of Flowers
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Jacob van Walscapelle

Still Life with Bouquet of Flowers, 1677


Dimensions
71.0 x 58.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
617
Acquisition
Acquired in 1817 as a bequest from Johann Georg Grambs
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Work

Jacob van Walscapelle has arranged a luxuriant bouquet of flowers and a selection of fruits on a stone pedestal. We recognise the transience of nature in the wide-open blossoms and overripe fruits. A swarm of insects is accelerating the process of decay by sucking at them. By contrast, the stone vase with its mythological decor dating from antiquity is intended to represent the permanence of human artistic skills. But even this does not last forever, as the cracks and traces of age on the stone pedestal show as a symbol of transience.

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Title
Still Life with Bouquet of Flowers
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts: Jacob van Walscapelle. 1677.

Property and Acquisition

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Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1817 as a bequest from Johann Georg Grambs

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Iconclass

Primary
  • 41A671 still life of plants, flowers and fruit
  • 41A6711 flowers in a vase
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02.12.2019