Flowers in a Wooden Vessel

around 1606/07, Artist: Jan Brueghel d. Ä.



Flowers in a Wooden Vessel

From 1600 on, painting flowers developed into a separate category of still life. Jan Breughel is one of the main representatives of this genre, with sixteen paintings of this kind attributed to him. The “Flowers in a Wooden Vessel” – one of the most famous depictions of flowers ever created – is not a reflection of a real bouquet, resembling instead an encyclopaedic panorama of rare species. Art and scientific curiosity are combined in this highly meticulous, virtuosic reproduction of 130 different flowers.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kabinett 21

Object data

Object Name



Netherlandish; Flemish


around 1606/07


Jan Brueghel d. Ä. (1568 Brüssel - 1625 Antwerpen) - GND


oak wood


Overall: 97,5 cm × 73 cm
Framed: 124 cm × 99 cm × 6 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 570


Coll. Leopold Wilhelm

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