A Rose and Five Insects, Christoffel van den Berghe (attributed to), 1618

A Rose and Five Insects, Christoffel van den Berghe (attributed to), 1618

parchment (animal material), h 130mm × w 166mm More details

Drawn floral still lifes from the first half of the 17th century are rare. Only later in the century would flower arrangements come to occupy a modest place in the art of drawing of the Northern Netherlands. Christoffel van den Berghe’s still life consists of a single blossom. The large pale pink rose faces down. Could this be a reference to the transience of all earthly life?

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