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Graves Gift, 1935. Museums Sheffield
Vase of Flowers
Date Made/Found: 1775-1785
Artist: Louis Vidal , French, 1754 - 1805
Material and Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: Overall: 430 x 331 x 6mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.29
The French painter Louis Vidal specialised in still-life paintings. During the 18th century in France, realistic depictions of flowers were a popular subject for painters. Unlike 17th century Dutch or Flemish still-lives, which usually conveyed moral metaphors, this oval-shaped painting of flowers in a vase accompanied by a bird’s nest has mainly a decorative purpose. Vidal was particularly fond of adding nests to his compositions, which perfectly showcase his delicate and detailed brush strokes.
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