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Graves Gift, 1935. Museums Sheffield
Date Made/Found: 1790-1800
Artist: Benedictus Antonio van Assen , British, active 1788 - 1817
Material and Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: Overall: 538 x 449 x 68mm Sight size: 394 x 304mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.27
Antiono van Assen was an artist who specialised in engravings as well as portrait and genre paintings. This still life of a basket of flowers is not a typical subject for him. It is likely that Van Assen, who started working in England at the end of the 18th century, was drawing inspiration from his Dutch origins in depicting this bouquet of roses and yellow carnations. His attention to detail is demonstrated by the delicately balanced composition and realistic appearance of the flowers.
Display Location: In Store
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