Ambrosius II Bosschaert is a representative of 17th century Dutch still life, he was one of the first painters who concentrated entirely on still lifes with bouquets of flowers and fruit. Bosschaert was born in Antwerp in 1573, but had to flee to Holland because of his religious beliefs before reaching the age of twenty. He settled in Middelburg, the capital of the Dutch province of Zeeland, where he became famous for his radially composed still lifes of flowers.
1614. Oil on copper. 26 x 21 cm. National Gallery, London, UK.
c.1619-20. Oil on wood. 64 x 46 cm. Mauritshuis, the Hague, Netherlands.
. Oil on wood. 66 x 51 cm. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany.
The Bosschaert Dynasty: Painters of Flowers and Fruit by Laurens J. Bol. A & C Black (Publishers) Ltd, 1960.