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William Berczy

Still Life with Flowers

Artist

William Berczy
Wallerstein, Bavaria, 1744 – New York 1813

Title

Still Life with Flowers

Materials

Oil on cardboard

Dimensions

28 x 23 cm

Credits

Purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest, inv. 1970.1647

Collection

Quebec and Canadian Art

This still life - a rarity for Berczy – is probably painted on a book cover. Since the species represented (nasturtium, rose, carnation, delphinium, sweat pea, marigold) were as common in Europe as in North America, it is impossible to say whether it was executed in Canada or brought here by the artist from Europe. It attests to his interest in the old models and his skill with small-format compositions.

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