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[A Group of Three Watercolours of Hyacinths].

Stock Code 105572

N.d. [but circa 1765-1770].

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Pieter Van Loo (or Loon), Haarlem 1731-1784, was a noted flower painter who spent the whole of his life in Haarlem. His paintings are sought after and are found in leading institutions such as the Albertina in Vienna, the Fitzwilliam, Cambridge, and Oak Spring, Virginia.

Hyacinths were much collected during the eighteenth century, especially in France, owing to the patronage of Madame de Pompadour. Indeed Charles de Rohan, an intimate friend of Madame de Pompadour owned an album (now at Oak Spring) of hyacinths very similar to ours.

These three paintings display the ideals of the hyacinth with regard to shape, a moderate bulb size, stout and regular leaves, the little flowers, filled out like little roses, attached to the branch.

3 bodycolour paintings of double hyacinths, with the names of the varieties lettered at the top, each signed below P: v: Loo (2) P:v:Loo Ad:Viv:Del. (1 & 3). 1. Marachal de France, watermark D & C Blauw. Paper size: 48.8 x 29.6 cm. 2. Sultan Achmet watermark paper size 47.7 x 29.5 cm. 3. Mon Biyoux, watermark Fleur-de-lys; paper size: 47.9 x 30 cm; framed & glazed, overall size: 115.7 x 69 x 3.5 cm.

Cf. Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora, Oak Spring Garden Founation, 1998 (revised edition), item 77.
Provenance

Provenance: Sotheby's Monaco 5th March 1984; private collection.

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[A Group of Three Watercolours of Hyacinths].

LOO, Pieter van.

Stock code: 105572

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