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Ambrosius Bosschaert


Ambrosius Bosschaert

(b Antwerp, bapt 18 Nov 1573; d The Hague, 1621).

Painter and dealer. He left Antwerp with his parents c. 1587 because as Protestants they were vulnerable to religious persecution; the family moved to Middelburg, where in 1593 Ambrosius became a member of the Guild of St Luke, of which he served as Dean on several occasions (1597, 1598, 1603, 1604, 1612 and 1613). In 1604 he married Maria van der Ast, the sister of Balthasar van der Ast who later became his pupil and possible collaborator. Bosschaert bought a house in Middelburg in 1611. There are flower-pieces by Bosschaert that are signed (with a monogram) and dated between 1605 and 1621, though there were two periods of artistic inactivity, in 1611–13 and 1615–16, when he was probably more active as a dealer in the art of both Dutch and foreign artists (e.g. Veronese and Georg Flegel). He was recorded in Bergen-op-Zoom in 1615 and became a citizen of Utrecht in 1616, where his name appears in the register of the Utrecht Guild of St Luke for the same year. In 1619 he was involved in a court case in Breda, where he lived from that year. He died during a journey to The Hague.


Flowers in a Glass Vase
oil on panel
private collection, New York



Bouquet in an Arched Window

Oil on wood
Mauritshuis, The Hague


Bouquet of Flowers

c. 1620
Oil on copper, 23 x 17 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris


Flower Piece

Oil on wood
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


Still-Life of Flowers

Oil on wood
Alte Pinakothek, Munich


Vaso chino con flores


Still-Life of Flowers


Bouquet of Flowers in a Glass Vase


Flowers in a Vase


Still Life with Fruit and Flowers


Flowers in a Glass


Glass with four tulips


Flowers in a Glass Beaker


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