A characteristic example of Mignon's tendency to compose his larger bouquets in a dense pyramid of blooms, including round cabbage roses, a peony and a slender central tulip, encircled with smaller flowers and drooping stalks of wheat and grass. None of Mignon's paintings are dated but it is generally accepted that his art became harder and his pigment more opaque in the years after he left de Heem's studio. By this test, this painting seems to occupy a point in his mid-career.
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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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