Bouquet of flowers in a pewter vase
Oil on canvas, signed lower left
33,5 x 24,5 cm
Provenance: Galerie Pétrides, 1956, Paris
Acquired in the gallery and still in the same collection
A certificate from Mrs Sylvie Buisson accompanies this work and will be given to the buyer
This painting will be jointly presented by Mrs Sylvie Buisson and Mr Eric Schoeller
Tsuguharu FOUJITA Foujita has always been fascinated by the Flemish floral painting of the 17th century and especially by the leader of this movement Ambrosius Bosschaert (1573-1621)
His bouquets were painted symmetrically and with scientific precision in small dimensions and usually on copper. They sometimes included symbolic and religious meanings.
Foujita's delicate execution and treatment of the palette used in his bouquets of flowers is similar to that of the Flemish artist.
Ambrosius Bosschaert The Elder (1617)
Still Life with Flowers, 1617
Oil on copper
Signed with initials and dated 1617 lower middle
30 x 19.5 cm
Provenance: Hallwyl Museum Collection, Stockholm, Sweden