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Michel Bouillon c.1616 – after 1654
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Michel Bouillon c.1616 – after 1654

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A still-life of flowers of flowers in a vase, with fruit on a ledge behind


Oil painting on canvas 36 x 28 inches / 91 x 74 cm


The attribution has been confirmed by M. Michel Faré (author of “La Nature Morte en France”) and by Dr Fred Meijer of the RKVD.


Michel Bouillon was born into an artistic family in the north of France, where he was born at Ere near Tournai in about 1616 and was received as a Freeman of his Guild there in 1638. His father seems to have been the Jean Bouillon who was the first teacher of Philippe de Champaigne.

Michel Bouillon’s work consists entirely of still-lives, which show the strong influence of the Flemish masters of the early-17th century; his later style, as here, is more free and lighter in tonality. His son Charles was also a still-life painter whose work moves into the decorative style of the 18th century.




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