Work Record for a Single Work [Figure 4]

IMAGE CREDIT: The J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, California, United States), Jan van Huysum (Dutch, 1682-1749).
Vase of Flowers. 1722. Oil on panel, 31 1/4 x 24 inches (79.4 x 60.9 cm). 82.PB.70. © The J. Paul Getty Trust.
Class [controlled] paintings • European art
Work Type [link to authority] * painting
Title * Vase of Flowers | Title Type: preferred
Creator display * Jan van Huysum (Dutch, 1682-1749)
*Role [link]: painter | *[link]: Huysem, Jan van
Creation Date * 1722
[controlled]: Earliest: 1722; Latest: 1722
Subject [links to authorities] * still life • flowers • urn • ledge • crown of thorns plant • tulips • roses • bird's nest • insects • beauty • transience • life • death • senses • Vanitas • Passion of Christ
Current Location [link to authority] * J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, California, United States) |
ID: 82.PB.70
Measurements * 79.4 x 60.9 cm (31 1/4 x 24 inches)
[controlled]: Value: 79.4; Unit: cm; Type: height | Value: 60.9; Unit: cm; Type: width
Materials and Techniques * oil on panel
Material [link]: oil paint • panel (wood)
Style [link to authority] Rococo
Description The subject is a still life of flowers spilling onto a ledge, some decaying and being eaten by insects. It represents the senses of sight and smell; the decay and broken stems symbolize the transient nature of life, youth, and beauty; the ledge pushed up to the picture plane resembles the ledge seen in posthumous portraits,
thus symbolizing death. The crown of thorns flower at the top symbolizes the Passion of Christ.
Description Source [link] J. Paul Getty Museum. Handbook of the Collections. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991; Page: 115.

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