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Festoon of Fruit and Flowers  1660

by Jan Davidsz. de Heem

In 1626 this Utrecht-born painter moved to Antwerp, where he became acquainted with sumptuous and [br]colourful Flemish still-life painting. He combined this influence with his gift for rendering nature in minute detail. This is clear to see in this floral and fruit festoon: a highly decorative entity that is nevertheless meticulously detailed. All kinds of hungry insects...
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Courtesy of Rijksmuseum