Still Life with Bird's Nest by Jan van Huysum

  • Friday, 23rd May 2014, 12.45-1.15pm
  • Free

Gallery (Scottish National Gallery)


Tico Seifert, Senior Curator at the Scottish National Gallery, will explore this extravagant bouquet by Jan van Huysum, the leading Dutch painter of flower-pieces in the eighteenth century. He will look at the composition of flowers from different seasons, the butterflies and other insects and explain the historical background, including the painting’s provenance from the famous Czernin collection in Vienna. Van Huysum’s contribution to Dutch flower painting will also be highlighted.

No booking required: free, unticketed.

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