Gerardine van de Sande Bakhuyzen artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Autumn flowers in a basket on the forest soil
Gerardine van de Sande Bakhuyzen
Den Haag 1826-1895
Autumn flowers in a basket on the forest soil
watercolour on paper 33.8 x 52.3 cm, signed l.r.
This work on paper is for sale.
price range: € 10,000 - € 15,000
The tradition of the Dutch 17th-century flower still lifes continued into the 19th century with the work of Gerardine van de Sande Bakhuyzen. However, influenced by the Barbizon School and the French impressionists, her work no longer concentrates on the symbolism of flowers, but rather on their specific character and the mood that they create. Her work is characterised by combinations of flowers with decorative types of foliage and branches which, instead of including them in the arrangement, she seemingly leaves strewn about on the forest floor.