Flowers Game and Fruit
Flowers Game and Fruit by Northern Netherlands Painter Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os (1782 – 1861); a painter of flowers and also of landscapes.
A wonderful still life painting, rich in color showing s sculpted marble table with a back plate that shows two figures; one providing drink from a jug that the other is drinking.
Underneath the table is what appears to be a metal sculpture of two babies that are eating fruit from a cloth that they a lying on.
On top of the table top is an assortment of red, purple and white grapes, pomegranates, a pumpkin with the top portion removed and placed inside of it, a peeled lemon, an apple, a peach, flowers and a barrel of a rifle.
Hanging from the back plate upside down is a pheasant, and on top of the plate are more peaches, an orange and another pheasant with more fruit on the side.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.
The Below Information Is Derived From Wikipedia.org
Georgius was the son of renowned Dutch Painter Jan van Os (1744 – 1808) and Dutch Painter Susanna de la Croix (1755 – 1789) and brother to painter Pieter van Os (1776 – 1839) and sister Maria Margaretha van Os (1779 – 1862).
At the age of 27 Georgius won the still life first prize of the Society Felix Meritis; an intellectual society in Amsterdam, Netherlands; and three years later became Ridder in de orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (The Order of the Nertherlands Lion); a Dutch order of chivalry founded by King William I (1772 – 1843) of the Netherlands on September 29, 1815.
In 1822 at the age of 40, Georgius moved to Paris, France where he worked for the Sèvres porcelain factory painting landscapes; even though like his father is known for his still life paintings of flowers.
Georgius is not to be confused with the son of his brother, that had the exact same name, but who lived from 1805 to 1841; and that carried on the family tradition of painting.