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Still Life with Flowers in a Greek Vase: Allegory of Spring  1817

by Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os

Van Os spent his career mainly in Paris, where he painted porcelain for the famous Sèvres factory. At the same time, he created a furore with magnificently painted floral still lifes incorporating antique art objects. These two paintings probably belong to a series of the Four Seasons. In this painting of Spring, the flowers are arranged in a Greek vase.
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum