Festoon of Fruit and Flowers, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, 1660 - 1670

Festoon of Fruit and Flowers, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, 1660 - 1670

oil on canvas, h 74cm × w 60cm. More details

In 1626 this Utrecht-born painter moved to Antwerp, where he became acquainted with sumptuous and colourful Flemish still-life painting. He combined this influence with his gift for rendering nature in minute detail. This is clear to see in this floral and fruit festoon: a highly decorative entity that is nevertheless meticulously detailed. All kinds of hungry insects populate this still life.

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