Musée No:318.039Regular price £25.00
Artist: Elias van den Broeck
Date:1670 - 1708
Elias van den Broeck (1649–1708) was a Dutch Golden Age flower painter. He was born in Antwerp, but at an early age moved with his parents to Amsterdam, where he was apprenticed to a goldsmith in 1665. In the same year he became a pupil of the still-life painter, Cornelis Kick, with whom he remained until 1669. Then he trained under Jan Davidsz De Heem at Utrecht and Antwerp. In 1685 he returned to Amsterdam where he worked until his death apparently he had been forced to leave Antwerp because of the indignation he had caused by pasting real (dead) butterflies on to his canvasses rather than painting them. He was a painter of flowers, fruit and woodland still lifes.
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