Paulus Theodorus van Brussel, Fruit and Flowers, 1789.

Dutch Flowers

The Box, Plymouth, Plymouth
7 October 2023 - 7 January 2024
Free to all

Explore Dutch flower painting from its germination in the early 17th century to its peak in the late 18th century.

The early 1600s saw a development of scientific interest in botany and horticulture, and in the Netherlands ‘tulip mania’ in the Dutch Golden Age meant bulbs and flowering plants became highly sought after and expensive. This phenomenon is widely held accountable for the emergence of Dutch flower painting, with Netherlandish artists leading the way in producing paintings that exclusively depicted flowers.

This exhibition features Dutch flower paintings from the National Gallery’s collection including works by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Rachel Ruysch and Jan van Huysum.

IndividualTiana Clarke Please note this is an example card and not a reflection of the final product

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