Fruit and Flowers in a Terracotta Vase Epic Poster
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About this painting
Jan van Os's Fruit and Flowers in a Terracotta Vase, 1777-8
Oil on mahogany, 89.1 x 71 cm
© The National Gallery, London, Presented by Miss V. Churchman in memory of her sister I.N. Churchman, 1988
In the original painting hung in the gallery, it is clear this large still life of fruit and flowers spilling from a terracotta vase is painted in bright, light tones against the background of an imposing classical building set in an elegant park.It is not unusual for a still life artist to date his pictures in two successive years, as here. Jan van Os waited for particular flowers to bloom in their different seasons before painting them. Van Os would have been working on a number of still life paintings simultaneously.