French school of the late 18th or early 19th century follower of van Spaendonck, bouquet of flowers presented in a rich vase of medici form with ram's head handles and young bacchus frieze, set on a marble entablature. Oil on canvas of the late 18th or early 19th century, presented in a beautiful frame Empire Restoration gilded with fine gold.
Beautiful painting of flowers, very scrupulous work of a follower of Gerard van Spaendonck, or directly from his workshop given the quality and care taken to this work. The bouquet seems really in relief and gives the illusion of being able to be touched. We note light effects such as the reflection of the vase on the marble entablature, the fly on the vase and its own shadow, the very delicate color work on the flowers. It is a beautiful amateur piece.
Gerard Van Spaendonck (1746-1822), a painter of Dutch origin, is a specialist of flower paintings. He was one of the first painters to introduce the tradition of Dutch flower painting to another European country. His paintings were praised, and his posterity immense.
After arriving in France in the 1770s, he was soon noticed by the artist and collector Claude-Henri Watelet and by the superintendent of the king's buildings, the Count of Angiviller, who supported him with Louis XVI. His consecration continued in 1781 with his appointment to the Royal Academy, and then as administrator of the King's Garden, which became the Museum of Natural History in 1793. Appointed painter of the Cabinet of Queen Marie-Antoinette in 1786, he was also a renowned teacher, and could boast of having Pierre-Joseph Redouté among his students.
Our painting is in excellent original condition, oil on canvas well preserved remained in natural state. The frame is also superb. Painting and frame cleaned by our restorers.
Frame: 71cm x 85,5cm
Panel: 59cm x 73cm
42 000 €