A Vase with Flowers

Artist: Jacob Vosmaer (Dutch, Delft ca. 1584–1641 Delft)

Date: probably 1613

Medium: Oil on wood

Dimensions: 33 1/2 x 24 5/8 in. (85.1 x 62.5 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Purchase, 1871

Accession Number: 71.5


The Delft painter Jacob Vosmaer was an early if not pioneering specialist in the painting of flower pictures, which often depict rare specimens known to the artists solely from illustrated books. At some time before 1870 this panel was trimmed on the sides and cut down (about nine inches) at the top, cropping the crown imperial.