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Various flowers. (On verso): a sketch of - [DRAWING - BOTANY] - 1979. 
Cf. Bernt, Die niederlÃ¤ndischen Maler und Zeichner des 17. Jahrhunderts, vol. 4, nr. 209 (MÃ¼nchen 1979); Schatborn, 'Een toeschrijving aan Govert Flinck', in: Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum 22 nr. 2/3 (1974), pp. 111-121. We have not succeeded in identifying the artist of these beautiful drawings. We know no other drawing that is clearly from the same hand. Two artists are mentioned as possible candidates, Govert Flinck (Cleves 1615-1660 Amsterdam) and Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (1621 - Amsterdam - 1674). The present drawings are probably made around the middle of the 17th century in Holland. The composition is similar to some papers in florilegia, such as Theodor de Bry (1611/1612 to 1641 and later), but they never show so many species and the flowers on a sheet. This study could be a sketch for a painting, not necessarily a floral still life, possibly a landscape. In fine condition.
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