Baltimore Museum of Art acquires a Balthasar van der Ast still life from Richard Green

14 September 2023

Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland has acquired Balthasar van der Ast’s A tulip, a carnation and roses, with shells and insects, on a ledge, painted in the 1630s. Van der Ast was from the second generation of flower painters in Middelburg, a town in the south-west of the Dutch Republic, which made a speciality of this genre. He was trained by his brother-in-law, the still life painter Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (1573-1621).

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