A Vase of Wild Flowers

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 dates
1824 - 1886
Full title
A Vase of Wild Flowers
Date made
probably 1870-80
Medium and support
Oil on wood, probably mahogany
61 x 47 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented as part of the 'Harry Wearne Collection of Twelve Paintings by Monticelli' to the Tate Gallery, 1939; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
Location in Gallery