Still Life with Flowers

Berjon worked mainly in his native Lyon, an important centre for the production of floral silks (see the dress of Ingres’s Madame Moitessier). At first a fabric designer, he became the leading figure of the Lyonese school of flower painters. Here his casual arrangement of the basket and precisely textured peaches and petals – the orange nasturtium is ready to fall – gives a sense of movement to this still life.

Key facts

Artist dates
1754 - 1843
Full title
Still Life with Flowers
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
51 × 62 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from the collection of Asbjørn Lunde
Inventory number
Location in Gallery