Friday, July 19, 2013

Who painted this? #36

Yesterday I published a post about a botanical art exhibition - and today we have a painting of flowers.  But who painted it - and where does it live now?

Who painted this? #36

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Who Painted This #35 - The Answer

Still Life with Coffee Pot (1915) 
by Roger Fry (1866 - 1934)
photo credit: The Samuel Courtauld Trust, 
The Courtauld Gallery, London
Following Roger Fry’s death in 1934, the Courtauld Institute of Art received his collection of twentieth-century pictures,

The connection with a previous post last week was that I referenced Roger Fry as being the curator of the first exhibition of Post-Impressionist Painters in the UK in 2010 - which is mentioned in the review of the new exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

You can read more about the still life on my website Still Life - Resources for Artists.

Who guessed correct?

Who painted this #35? Congratulations to Bernadette Madden who correctly identified the painting inas being "Still life with coffee pot" by Roger Fry.

That banana ripened while some of you were on the trail! :)

Others who also got it right - in order - are:

If you'd like to study how people get the correct answer try studying past challenges which are listed in the Page Who painted this? - at the the top of the Page. Since of the requirements is to say how you found it, you can see the various ways people get to the answer.

Just for the record - anybody who leaves a comment on the page which lists all the "who painted this?" rather than the specific blog post is not counted.  You have been warned!


  1. Artist ....Ambrosius Bosschaert
    Title....Bouquet of flowers on a ledge
    Medium....Oil on copper
    Where it is....Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    How I found it...I thought it was probably Dutch so Googled Dutch Still life flowers, found a painting called Flower still life, that I thought might be by the same artist, looked it up and then looked up its artist and found the image.
    Bernadette Madden

  2. Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, (1573-1621, flower still life. Flemish painter born in Antwerp, lived in Middelburg. Now in Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Oil on copper.
    Found him by endlessly searching for Dutch/Flemish 17th century floral painters with river landscape (Italianate?).

  3. Artist- Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder.
    Title-Bouquet of Flowers on a Ledge
    Medium-Oil on Copper
    Size-11 in x 9 in
    Date-1619 - 1620
    Current location-Los Angeles County Museum

    Found the info by searching for (Flowers and shells still life),some similar looking art lead me to the correct artist.

  4. Ambrosia Bosschaet 1573-1621
    Holland, Middelburg.
    Bouquet of Flowers on a Ledge (1619)
    Oil on Copper
    Los Angles County Museum of Art
    Gift of Mr and Mrs Edward W. Carter
    Knew that it was early because of the background. Searched Still Life, flowers with sea shells. Saw
    a painting by Bosschaet and knew stylistically he had
    painted this painting.

  5. as I found this on my very first search I doubt I was the first but here goes

    Bouquet of Flowers on a Ledge

    Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder

    Oil on copper
    11 x 9 in

    Los Angles County Museum

    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Carter

    found it via blog post - Miss Laura gets a new life: a bouquet
    Created during the Dutch Golden era

    You can even get a canvas print on Amazon for $24.90


  6. Title Bouquet Of flowers on a Ledge
    Artist Ambrosius the Elder Bosschaert from the Dutch Golden Age
    Location Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California.
    Medium Oil Painting on copper
    Painted 1619-1620

    My wild goose chases this week involved searching botanical flowers insects shells oil painting etc. and finding Balthasar van der Ast
    We found it via a very red herring, Mr C thought he detected the beginnings of New York and an island in the background (like one of your earlier ones) so added 19C to painting flowers vase insects images and found an image that looked like it might have been painted by the same artist, went to the page stilllifequickheart first thing that came up on website was Ambrosius Bosschaert so did a search for his work and found it at where it is available as a reproduction.
    I rounded up the other info on medium and support from wiki

  7. Hello Katherine,
    Painting #36 is:
    Bouquet of Flowers on a Ledge by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder.
    It's an oil on coppper from 1619, dimensions: Height: 279.4 mm (11 in). Width: 228.6 mm (9 in).
    It resides in Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Carter (M.2003.108.7)
    Currently on public view:
    Ahmanson Building, floor 3 MAP IT

    First I searched still life with butterfly, then tried painting of flowers in a vase with insects. I found Balthasar Van der Ast. Found out he trained with his brother in law, checked him out and found the painting! It took a while to find this including looking for pastiche paintings :)

  8. "Who painted this? #36"

    Artist: Ambrosius Bosschaert (1573 - 1621)

    Title: Bouquet of Flowers on a Ledge

    Date: (1619 - 1620)

    Medium:Oil on copper

    Dimensions Height: 279.4 mm (11 in). Width: 228.6 mm (9 in).
    Current location

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    The above information was gleaned from a mistaken Google search. I had search another 17-century Dutch still life painter and along with those paintings Bosschaert's still lifes were displayed.

  9. Took a couple of passes with Google to hit the right terms. Found on Wikipedia commons.

    "Bouquet of Flowers on a Ledge"
    Ambrosius Bosschaert
    c 1619-20
    oil on copper
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA


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