Extra fine qualitative miniature painting with flowers in a glass vase ( gouache on vellum or ivory, the work was never open) due to the identical style, qualty, dimensions, motive and time of creation have all criteria to be attributed to the very famous Dutch-French miniature flower painter Christian van Pol ( Berkenrode 1752 - 1813 Paris). Similar flower miniatures can be find in the famous Tansey collection of miniatures as wll as by important miniatures auctions by Christies and Sothebys. Estimates and sold results for his flower and fruit still lifes arrive by auctions high results (until 150 000 USD). Pol was commited to still life painting (like his teacher van Dael) and painted his still lifes in the form of miniatures, using gouache colours or the fixé technique. Since 1782, he was mainly employed in Paris.
Literature: E.Benezit "Dictionnaire des peintres , sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs"; Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon", Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: remainder of signature lower left.
Technique: gouache on vellin or ivory (the miniature is closed with cover, which was never opened), original period thick wood frame with bronze circular matt.
Measurements: image, diameter 2 5/8" (6,7 cm); framed w 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" (14 x 14 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.