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From Botany to Bouquets: Flowers in Northern Art

January 31 – May 31, 1999
West Building, Main Floor, Dutch and Flemish Cabinet Galleries

Jan Davidsz de Heem, Vase of Flowers, c. 1660, oil on canvas, Andrew W. Mellon Fund, 1961.6.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: This exhibition of 26 Dutch and Flemish still-life flower paintings and related books, manuscripts, and drawings included works by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, and Jan van Huysum. The exhibition was the second in a series of three focusing on the Gallery's collection of Dutch and Flemish art to be presented in the cabinet galleries.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of northern baroque paintings at the National Gallery of Art, was the curator.

Sponsor: Shell Oil Company Foundation made the exhibition possible.

Attendance: 135,620

Catalog: From Botany to Bouquets, by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1999.

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