Bouquet De Fleurs Au Nid d’Oiseau
Bouquet De Fleurs Au Nid D’oiseau (Bouquet Of Flowers And The Bird’s Nest) by Danish Painter Cornelis van Spaendonck (1756 – 1839); a still life flower painter
This is an attention grabbing beautiful still life painting with beautiful shadows and light; showing a mixed and colorful bouquet of flows resting on a reddish brown marble table.
Towards the left of the bouquet of flowers is a large blue vase with golden ornate handles, in which we can see the reflection of a window.
Near the base of the vase we can see a birds nest containing two eggs; while at the far right of the image we can see a small brown bird with an orange throat and grey head and neck, with yellow, white and black markings on its wings.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Cornelis was a still life painter born in Tilburg, which is located in the sourthern province of North Barbant in the Netherlands in 1756.
He received his initial training under the mentorship of historical and portrait Flemish Painter Guillaume-Jacques Herreyns (1743 – 1827) in Antwerp (considered to be one of the last painters of the Flemish Baroque Style of painting),.
In 1773 he would move to Paris, France to study under is older brother, floral painter Gérard van Spaendonck (1746 – 1822); and some time later in 1785 he became the administrative head at the porcelain factory in Sèvres, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
Which at the time was one of Europe’s principle porcelain factories; being founded in 1740 as the Vincennes porcelain manufactory in the disused royal Château de Vincennes, in Vincennes, east of Paris; then moving to Sèvres in 1756.
Some five years in 1800 he stepped down from this position, as we was relieved from his duties, but stayed on as a designer and artist until 1808.
Two of Cornelis more famous still life painters were, French Flower Painter Mélanie de Comoléra (1789 – 1854) and Danish Flower Painter Johan Laurentz Jensen (1800 – 1856).
In 1789Cornelis became a member of the Académie des Beaux Arts and throughout is life displayed many of is still-life paintings in the Salons of Paris until 1833.