Gerard Van Spaendonck

Dutch, Flower, 1746-1822

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Flowers in an Alabaster Vase and Fruits on a Marble Ledge
Gerard Van Spaendonck
283 USD



Flowers in an Alabaster Vase and in a Basket, with a Bird's Nest
Gerard Van Spaendonck
283 USD

Still Life of an Alabaster Pedestal, on which is Set a Basket of Flowers
Gerard Van Spaendonck
280 USD

An Elaborate Still Life of Flowers in an Urn Resting on a Stone Ledge
Gerard Van Spaendonck
317 USD
 
Still Life of Flowers, Including Roses, Tulips and a Hyacinth on a Ledge
Gerard Van Spaendonck
261 USD
 
Still Life with Fruit
Gerard Van Spaendonck
267 USD
 
Still Life of Roses, Hyacinth, Wallflower and Other Flowers In a Lapis Lazuli Vase
Gerard Van Spaendonck
265 USD
 
Still Life Of Flowers In A Basket With Two Butterflies
Gerard Van Spaendonck
324 USD
 
Still Life Of Narcissus, Hyacinth And Other Flowers In a Brown Porphyry Vase
Gerard Van Spaendonck
266 USD
 
 
 

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Gerard van Spaendonck (22 March 1746 - 11 May 1822) was a Dutch painter.

Gerard was born in Tilburg, an older brother of Cornelis van Spaendonck (1756–1840), who was also an accomplished artist. In the 1760s he studied with decorative painter Willem Jacob Herreyns (also known as Guillaume-Jacques Herreyns) (1743–1827) in Antwerp. In 1769 he moved to Paris, where in 1774 he was appointed miniature painter in the court of Louis XVI. In 1780 he succeeded Madeleine Françoise Basseporte (1701–1780) as professor of floral painting at the Jardin des Plantes, and shortly afterwards was elected as a member of the Académie des beaux-arts. Among his pupils were Pierre-Joseph Redouté and Henriette Vincent.

Gerard van Spaendonck painted with both oil and watercolors. He contributed over fifty works to the Vélins du Roi, a famous collection of botanical watercolors possessed by French royalty. From 1799 to 1801 he published twenty-four plates of Fleurs Dessinees d'apres Nature (Flowers Drawn from Life), which were high-quality engravings for students of floral painting. Today, Spaendonck's Fleurs Dessinées d'après Nature is a highly treasured book on floral art.

In 1788 he was appointed adviser to the Académie, and in 1795 became a founding member of the Institut de France. In 1804 he received the Légion d'honneur and soon afterwards was ennobled by Napoleon Bonaparte.

Spaendonck died in Paris in 1822 and is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery. 

On January 31, 2013 at Sotheby's, New York the pair of paintings "Still Life of Roses, Hyacinth, Wallflower and Other Flowers In a Lapis Lazuli Vase" and "Still Life Of Narcissus, Hyacinth And Other Flowers In a Brown Porphyry Vase" was sold for $1,650,500 (Lot 86).

Source: Wikipedia