Early 19th century French school, bouquet of flowers au naturel presented in a rich cut crystal vase from Le Creusot, placed on an entablature. Oil on panel circa 1830, presented in a beautiful Louis XVI style frame gilded with gold leaf and dating from the 1880s. The painting bears a signature Van Daels in the lower right corner.
Beautiful painting of flowers, very scrupulous work of a follower of Van Daels, or directly from his workshop given the quality and care taken to this work. The bouquet seems to be really in relief and gives the illusion to be touched. The transparency effect of the vase is also very successful. Nice piece for an amateur.
Jan-Frans van Dael, known as Jean-François Van Dael, (born in 1764 in Antwerp and died in 1840 in Paris), is a Flemish painter of still life. Specializing in still lifes of vases of flowers and baskets of fruit, he enjoyed widespread public and institutional recognition during his lifetime.
Two of his works were acquired by Empress Josephine and a third by Empress Marie-Louise as a princely patronage.
Van Dael gave painting lessons for women in his Parisian studio at 14 impasse des Feuillantines. His pupils were Jean Benner-Fries, Élise Bruyère, Laurent Coste, Vicomtesse Iphigénie Decaux-Milet-Moreau, Henriëtte Geertruida Knip, Élisa-Émilie Le Mire, Auguste Piquet de Brienne, Christiaan van Pol, Adèle Riché and Jean Ulrich Tournier3.
Our painting is in excellent original condition, oil on panel, well preserved and without repainting. The frame is also superb: it was made especially for this painting and they have been together for almost 140 years.
Painting and frame cleaned by our restorers.
Dimensions of the frame : 79 x 65,5cm
Size of the panel : 61 x 47,3cm