MET Acquires Clara Peeters Bouquet

October 31 2020

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York have announced the recent acquisition of a Bouquet of Flowers by Clara Peeters (ca. 1587-1636). Roughly forty or so works by the artist have been recorded by scholars.

As a post on the museum's Instagram account explains:

At the time of this acquisition, the Museum had only one other work by an early modern Dutch or Flemish woman artist, also a flower painting (71.6). Painted more than a century after Peeters’s still life, this bouquet by Margareta Haverman, with its dewdrops, butterfly, and hints of decay, provides a fitting bookend to the tradition of which we now recognize Clara Peeters as a founding figure.

As ever, an outstanding high resolution image has been made available on their website via. the link above. It really is worth zooming in on some of the details, where you'll even be able to find her signature lurking in the shadows.

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