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A bouquet of flowers against a dark brown background hangs from a sapphire-blue bow to fill this vertical still life painting. The three largest blooms make a pyramid at the center. A pale pink, flat-leaved carnation is to the lower right of this trio. A red and white striped tulip with flame-shaped petals is next to it, to our right, and a white viburnum bloom, which is made of dozens of smaller clusters, is above. A tan-colored spider builds a web at the center of these three blossoms. Using the face of a clock to work around this trio, we find a spotted bug on a smaller viburnum and some frosty green leaves at noon. A muted orange moth rests on a stalk nearby. Down the right side, the layered vivid blue petals of a love-in-the-mist explode like a starburst. Two coral-red peonies, a mostly closed peony, a topaz-blue morning glory, and the fuzzy fingers of amaranth bring us to six o’clock. Up the left side are delicate pink crab apple blossoms, a spray of Chinese lanterns, a yellow rose with ants crawling across its splayed petals, a striped morning glory, and a few blue, orange, and red buds. A caterpillar rears up on a Chinese lantern bud and a ladybug sits on a leaf nearby. A few stalks of wheat are scattered throughout. Stems weave through the blue ribbon at the top, which is tied around a protruding nail. The artist signed the lower left corner, “AB Mignon f,” with the AB conjoined in a monogram.

Abraham Mignon, A Hanging Bouquet of Flowers, probably 1665/1670, oil on panel, Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1992.51.5

Canceled—Höhepunkte im West Building (West Building tour in German)

Language Tours

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • West Building, Main Floor - Rotunda
  • In-person

Diese kostenlose Führung stellt eine besondere Auswahl an Kunstwerken aus der umfangreichen ständigen Sammlung des Museums in deutscher Sprache vor. Der Rundgang dauert etwa 50 bis 60 Minuten.

März 17, 21 at 12:00 p.m. (March)
April 21, 25 at 12:00 p.m. (April)
Mai 19, 23 at 12:00 p.m. (May)
Juni 16, 20 at 12:00 p.m. (June)

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