Masterfully old master still life was executed in the late 17th century in the manner of Roman flower school. Very similar style, composition and its quality give reason to be attributed to the hand of Austrian-Italian baroque painter Franz Werner von Tamm (1658 - 1724). The artist, born in Hamburg, travelled and worked in Rome, and then, as Emperor Leopold I called him ca. 1795 as own court painter , Tamm settled in Vienna . Here he became a leading representative of still life painting with a large influence on the genre in the 18th Century.
For comparison see a few other flower works by F.W. von Tamm (source: date base artprice.com).
Provenance: Austrian noble private estate.
Literature: In German: Prof. H.Fuchs " Dictionary of Austrian painters", Vienna, 1975, Thieme/Becker "General Arists Lexicon" , Leipzig, 1999.
Technique: oil on canvas, antique partially gilt wood frame.
Measurements: unframed w 25 5/8" x h 30" (65 x 76 cm), framed w 31 7/8" x h 36 1/4" (81 x 92 cm).
Condition: good condition, antique relining of the canvas.