Jan van Huysum: Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, 22" Canvas Print, Black Frame

About the Artist

Jan van Huysum's (1682–1749) lasting fame centers on his exuberant arrangements and technical virtuosity, which he derived from the examples of Jan Davidsz de Heem and Willem van Aelst. Following De Heem’s lead, Van Huysum organized his bouquets with sweeping rhythms that draw the eye in circular patterns throughout the composition and included flowers that do not bloom in the same season. Van Aelst’s work highlighted for Van Huysum how masses of brightly lit flowers could be arranged into dynamically swirling, rhythmic compositions. But more than any other artist before or after, Van Huysum was able to capture the dynamic energy of a profuse array of flowers and fruit.

Jan van Huysum: Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, 22" Canvas Print, Black Frame

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This print on canvas reproduction of Jan van Huysum's Still Life with Flowers and Fruit (c. 1715) in a black frame was specially produced using the highest quality digital imaging.


In this superb example of Van Huysum's exuberant arrangements, the bouquet fills the entire panel. Flowers overflowing their terracotta vase and peaches and grapes spilling over the foreground ledge create a sense of opulent abundance. Woven in and out of the densely packed bouquet of peonies, roses, carnations, and auriculae are the rhythmically flowing stems and blossoms of tulips, veronica, tuberoses, and hops. The artist masterfully integrated insects into his bouquet and suggested the translucence of dewdrops on petals and leaves. He often illuminated blossoms situated at the back of his bouquets and silhouetted darker foreground leaves and tendrils against them.

  • 16.875 x 22 inches (canvas), 21.375 x 26.5 inches inches (framed)
  • Artist grade canvas with UV topcoat
  • Archival pigment inks
  • Frame: Bastille black
  • Ready to hang
  • More size and finish options available at NGA Custom Prints

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