Join thousands of design-conscious readers for exclusive offers, gardening inspiration and innovative design solutions for enjoying outdoor spaces.
We will never sell or distribute your email to any other parties or organizations.
Still Life with Flowers & Fruit
Cornelius De Beet (1772-1840)
Amsterdam-born painter Cornelius De Beet depicts an abundance harvest of the usual suspects: gourds, grapes, a ripe melon, berries, stone fruits, and corn (which reached the Netherlands by the 18th century, although at the time of this painting, De Beet had moved to Baltimore). The artist also paints tulips, recalling the tulip mania that prompted bankruptcies as the Dutch speculated on the sale of exotic bulbs.