DUTCH SCHOOL (17th century)
Tulipa var.' (A red and yellow tulip and a white and rose-coloured tulip)
Pencil, bodycolour and brown ink, inscribed '90' (upper right) on laid paper. Sheet size: 12 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches. Gold leaf frame, elaborate French mat. 17 3/4 x 14 inches.
An excellent double portrait of a 'bybloemen' and 'roesenblom' variety of tulip
The technique and pointed petals of the blooms (particularly of the 'Roesenbloom' variety) suggest that the drawing was executed during the early to mid-17th-century.