Still Life with Tulips
  • TitleStill Life with Tulips
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on oak
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 46 x 64 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 64 x 82 x 5 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Johannes Bosschaert, Dutch, born 1606 or 1608, born 1606 or 1608, dead after 1628
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 6666
  • AcquisitionBequest 1977 Mining Engineer Axel and wife Nora Lundgren
  • Description
    Images and media

    Bosschaert’s painting depicts 15 flowering tulips planted in the ground, 12 of which are characteristically striped or flamed with red on a white, cream or yellow base colour. They are all a type called Rembrandt tulips, which can be dated to about 1610. They are still cultivated today for exhibition purposes. A frog, a large white (cabbage) butterfly, a caterpillar, a red admiral butterfly and a fly reinforce the naturalistic expression.