Mortel worked in Leiden, painting fruit and flowers in a manner that shows an early interest in the work of Jan Davidsz. de Heem. His later work shows a debt to Abraham Mignon whose work seems to have provided the model for this painting. Many of the details are copied from a painting by Mignon now in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden.
Where to see this painting?
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Not all paintings are on display. If you want to see a particular painting, please contact the collection