Still Life with Flowers and Nuts, Anthony Oberman, c. 1830

Still Life with Flowers and Nuts, Anthony Oberman, c. 1830

painting, h 50cm × w 44cm More details

Floral still lifes of the Romantic period are characterised by their simple composition, light colour and the profusion of native species. So too in this still life: we see authentic Dutch plants such as primulas, geraniums, periwinkles, forget-me-nots and nasturtiums, as well as plants that were cultivated in glasshouses around 1830: daffodils, anemones, tulips and hyacinths. The blue tulip was originally purple: remains of the lost red pigment are still visible.

On display in room 1.14

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