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A Vase of Wild Flowers
Adolphe Monticelli

A vase of flowers is displayed on a table. Monticelli has used thick blobs of pure colour to suggest the flowers. The thickness of the paint allowed the artist to use it to model the form of the object as well as to describe the colour.

Key facts
Artist Adolphe Monticelli
Artist dates 1824 - 1886
Full title A Vase of Wild Flowers
Date made probably 1870-80
Medium and support Oil on wood, probably mahogany
Dimensions 61 x 47 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Presented as part of the 'Harry Wearne Collection of Twelve Paintings by Monticelli' to the Tate Gallery, 1939; transferred, 1956
Inventory number NG5015
Location in Gallery Not on display
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