Verelst, Simon, “Flowers in a vase”

Verelst, Simon, “Flowers in a vase”

The Hague 1644 – Londen 1721/22. Painter of flower still lifes.

Flowers in a vase

Canvas
Dated: 1669
44 x 35 cm
Inv.nr. 124-1946, Cat. nr.177

One of the few signed paintings of this master. This painting was made in the same year (1669) Verelst settled in London. It is possibly this Verelst painting which Samuel Pepys describes in his diary (1660-69):
“…the finest thing I ever saw in my life, the drops of dew hanging on the leaves, so as I was forced again and again to put my finger to it to feel, whether my eyes were deceived or not”.