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Flower Garland with the Holy Family

Seghers and Quellinus, Flemish, b. 18th century
Daniel Seghers (AKA Daniel Zeghers; le Jésuite d'Antwerp), Flemish, (December 5, 1590–November 2, 1661)
Erasmus Quellinus (AKA Erasmus Quellin; Erasmus Quellyn), Flemish, (November 19, 1607–November 7, 1678)

Creation date: 1625-1627
Creation place: Belgium

Other Information

Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on copper
Credit Line: Museum purchase through the Earle W. Grant Endowment Fund
Accession Number: 1975.2
Dimensions: 36 in. x 25 1/2 in. (91.44 cm x 64.77 cm)

Provenance

Herner Wengraf, London, England ( - March 21, 1975)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (March 21, 1975 - )

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Still-life and flower painting began to develop during the 17th century, partly as a deliberate turn away from traditional religious and historical subject matter, especially in those areas of the Netherlands that had adopted the Protestant faith. Somewhat in reaction, there developed in the still-Catholic areas of the Low Countries a related but resolutely sacred genre, which adorned images of the Virgin and Christ Child with elaborate wreaths of flowers. This example, executed on a large sheet of copper that gives the work its enameled surface, was probably made in Rome during the two years that Seghers spent there following his ordination in 1625 as a Jesuit priest.
Last Updated: 10/29/2018

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Julie Dunn, ed. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 140, Figure Number: 140

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