|Jan van Huysum, Flowers in a Terra-Cotta Urn on a Marble Ledge. Pen and brown ink, watercolor, over black chalk, with traces of gum arabic. Joan Taub Ades Collection.|
|Jan van Huysum, Vase of Flowers.|
Oil on panel, 1722.
The Getty Center at Los Angeles.
A rather entertaining story is said about Huysum, from the Getty Museum site:
He once wrote aImagine! Surely she knew, and if she was paying for a van Huysum, that it was well worth the wait. Artists of this genre often created the most fantastic bouquets, by using flowers from all seasons, often painted from other images as the bouquets were impossible to assemble in life. Van Huysum's took the care to study and paint each bloom from life, making the story completely plausible. You can see his attention to detail in these works. to explain that her painting would be delayed a year because, unable to obtain a real yellow rose, he could not finish the picture.
|Vase of Flowers, detail.|
|Jan van Huysum, Still-life with Flowers. Oil on canvas, mid-1700s. Galleria delgi Uffizi, Florence, Italy|
|Jan van Huysum, Flower study. Watercolor strengthened with gum on paper, early 1700s. British Museum.|
|Jan van Huysum, Bouquet of Flowers in an Urn. Oil on wood, 1724. Los Angeles County Museum of Art.|