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Floral Wreath with the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, ca. 1640 - ca. 1645

  • oil paint, copper
  • 108.5 x 80.7 cm
  • Inv. 1957-AI

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The Jesuit Daniel Seghers (1590-1661) from Antwerp specialised in painting flower arrangements. He was a pupil of Jan Brueghel the Elder, himself a renowned painter of flowers and the inventor of the floral wreath around a stone cartouche. In the cartouche, we often see an image of saints, usually executed by other painters. Seghers further elaborates this motif. The floral garlands are often composed of several bouquets of mainly mary flowers, put together regardless of their time of flowering. Seghers' oeuvre is characterised by careful observation, delicate brushwork and refined colour harmonies.


Daniël Seghers RKD
Antwerp 1590 - Antwerp 1661
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Erasmus II Quellinus RKD
Antwerp 1607 - Antwerp 1678
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Title Floral Wreath with the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary
Date ca. 1640 - ca. 1645
Period 17th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1957-AI
Acquisition credit gift
The Friends of the Museum
Current whereabouts Work on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1957-AI
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/2449/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015638 still lifes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
25G41(LILY) flowers: lily Iconclass
25G41(ROSE) flowers: rose Iconclass
25G4111 garland, wreath Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
41E1 still life of related objects Iconclass
73A (scenes from the life of) John the Baptist and Mary Iconclass
73A2352 (immaculate) conception of Mary represented symbolically Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
De samenwerking van Daniël Seghers en Erasmus II Quellinus / Jean-Pierre De Bruyn. - [s.l.] : [s.n.], [s.a.] (p. 305-306, nr. 18)
Voorstellingen van de Immaculata Conceptio in het oeuvre van Erasmus II Quellinus / Jean-Pierre De Bruyn. - [s.l.] : [s.n.], [s.a.] (p. 291)
Erasmus II Quellinus (1607-1678) : De schilderijen met catalogue raisonné / Jean-Pierre De Bruyn. - Freren : Luca Verlag, 1988 (p. 56, 149, nr. 75 (ill.))
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.))
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