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A Still Life of Flowers, including Double Ranunculus and Roses in a Gilt Bronze Urn, by Jean Baptiste Monnoyer (1636-1699).

Oil on canvas, in a carved and gilded frame, 74cm x 61cm.

The painting and its pair PIC540 appear in the 1763 Burghley Inventory, in which the 9th Earl of Exeter noted: “Queen Elizabeths room… four flower pieces by Baptest.”

The Franco-Flemish artist specialised in the painting of flower pieces and also worked closely with the tapestry workshops at both the Gobelins and Beauvais, creating cartoons of fruit and flowers for the weavers. He spent the last nine years of his life in England painting more than fifty overdoors and overmantels at Montagu House in Bloomsbury, some of which still survive.

REFERENCE: PIC541

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