Bunch of flowers on a marble-topped table with a sprinkler in the background. The flowers are illuminated with a low angle light highlighting the vase and wrapping each flower with a delicate halo of light.
The flowers that make up this bouquet could symbolize the play of love with the yellow lilies and the peonies symbols of the joy of love, then the promise of happiness with the pink dahlia, the frivolity of an adventure with the mixed carnations and finally the worry of not being loved with the forget-me-not placed in the center of the large diagonal of the composition of this painting.
Anonymous Italian - 17th century
We can relate this painting to the works of Elisabetta Marchioni (late 17th - early 18th century) specializing in painting still lifes and flowers.
Oil on canvas
97x 82 cm with the frame