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January 23, 2022

Still Life Paintings of Flowers by Jan van Huysum

Jan van Huysum, also spelled Huijsum (1682-1749), was a Dutch painter. He was the brother of Jacob van Huysum, the son of the flower painter Justus van Huysum, and the grandson of Jan van Huysum I, who is said to have been expeditious in decorating doorways, screens and vases.

Still life paintings of flower by Jan van Huysum

Though skilled as a painter of still life, believed himself to possess the genius of a landscape painter. Jan van Huysum’s daughter, Francina Margaretha van Huysum, was also a flower painter and may have assisted her father in his work.

Some of the finest of van Huysum’s fruit and flower pieces have been in English private collections: Those of 1723 in the earl of Ellesmere's gallery, others of 1730–1732 in the collections of Hope and Ashburton. One of the best examples is now in the National Gallery, London (1736–1737). No public museum has finer and more numerous specimens than the Louvre, which boasts of four landscapes and six panels with still life; then come Berlin and Amsterdam with four fruit and flower pieces; then St Petersburg, Munich, Hanover, Dresden, the Hague, Brunswick, Vienna, Carlsruhe, Boston and Copenhagen. Van Huysum had several followers, such as Jan van Os and Johannes de Bosch.

Here below is a beautiful collection of still life paintings of flowers by Jan van Huysum in the early 18th century.

Bouquet of Flowers in an Urn, 1724

Flower Still Life, circa 1734

Flowers in a Basket on a Marble Ledge

Flowers in a Stone Vase

Flowers, Fruits and Insects, 1735

Fruit Piece, 1722

Hollyhocks and Other Flowers in a Vase

Hollyhocks, circa 1730

Flowers and Fruit, circa 1715

Flowers and Fruit

Still Life with Fruit

Terracotta Vase with Flowers and Fruits, circa 1720

Vase of Flowers, 1722

Vase of Flowers

Vase of Flowers

Vase of Flowers

Vase of Flowers

Vase with Flowers, circa 1720


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