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Floral Wreath

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 129.5 x 97.6 cm
  • Inv. 1886-A

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Daniel Seghers was a Jesuit from Antwerp who specialised in painting flowers. His work as a whole is striking for his accurate observation, delicate brushwork and use of refined, harmonious colours. Seghers was a pupil of Jan Brueghel the Elder who was also a renowned painter of flowers and the inventor of the flower wreath around a stone cartouche. In the cartouche we often see a depiction of saints, usually executed by other painters. Seghers developed this motif even further. The flower wreaths, or garlands, often comprise numerous bouquets made up largely of marguerites and are put together irrespective of when they flower. The choice of flowers often depended on the saint portrayed. In this work, nothing has been painted in the cartouche. We can see Seghers’ signature at the bottom left.

Artist

Daniël Seghers RKD
Antwerp 1590 - Antwerp 1661
painters (artists)AAT

Title Floral Wreath
Period 17th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signatures (names) bottom left: Daniël Seghers Soc.tis JESV.
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1886-A
Acquisition credit purchase
Van Huffel, Pieter (coll.)
Ghent
1886
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1886-A
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/254/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015638 still lifes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25G41 flowers Iconclass
25G41(LILY) flowers: lily Iconclass
25G41(ROSE) flowers: rose Iconclass
41E1 still life of related objects Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
Catalogue du musée de peinture de la ville de Gand, 1900 / Louis Maeterlinck. - Gand : Imprimerie Victor Van Doosselaere, 1900 (nr. 86)
Het Museum voor Schoone Kunsten der stad Gent / Alfons Van Werveke. - [s.l.] : [s.n.], [s.a.] (p. 72)
Museum van Schoone Kunsten : Catalogus ; Oude Meesters, Schilderstukken, teekeningen, plaatsneden (met geschiedkundig overzicht) / Maurice Dupuis, Georges Charles Nicolas Marie Hulin de Loo, Fritz Van Loo. - Gent : Drukkerij F. De Vos, 1938 ; Gent : Stad Gent, 1938 (p. 126)
Les peintres flamands de fleurs au XVIIe siècle / Marie-Louise Hairs. - Brussel : Meddens, 1965 (p. 406)
Daniël Seghers / A. Lohaus-De Decker. - [s.l.] : [s.n.], [s.a.] (p. 338, nr. 732)
Les peintres flamands de fleurs au XVIIe siècle / Marie-Louise Hairs, Dominique Finet. - Brussel : Editions d'art Lefebvre et Gillet, 1985 (jg. 1, nr. 48/41; jg. 2, oeuvres signées)
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent = Museum of Fine Arts Ghent / Claudie De Guillebon, Jacques Ostier, Robert Hoozee, Monique Tahon-Vanroose. - Paris : Association des Amis de "Musées 2000", 1989 (p. 64 (ill. 126))
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (dl. I, p. 150-151 (ill.))
Het Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : een keuze uit de mooiste werken / Patrick De Rynck. - Gent : Ludion, 2007 (p. 48 (ill.))
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : De collectie (tentoonstelling vanaf 21 maart 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2021
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand : La Collection (exposition dès le 21 mars 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gand : Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand, 2021
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