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A forest floor
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Ref : 79410
27 500 €
Period :
17th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Oil on panel
Dimensions :
H. 18.5 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - A forest floor 17th century - A forest floor  - A forest floor
Jean Moust

17th century Flemish and Dutch paintings

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A forest floor

Carl Wilhelm de Hamilton
Flemish painter
Brussels 1668 – 1754 Augsburg
A forest floor
Oil on panel : 47,2 X 32,7 cm
Frame : 61,8 X 48,6 cm

I would like to thank Dr. Fred Meijer who has confirmed the attribution.

Carl Wilhelm de Hamilton belonged to a famous Brussels painter’s family of Scottish origin, whose members worked as court painters in Central Europe. He specialised in forest floor still lifes, hence his sobriquet “Thistle Hamilton”.

De Hamilton was influenced by the Dutch painter Otto Marseus van Schrieck (1619/20 – 1678) who had invented this new subject in painting: so-called forest floors or nature pieces. These were accurate depictions of a micro-cosmos of wild flowers and thistles, butterflies, insects, frogs, toads and even snakes.

Jean Moust


17th Century Oil Painting