Acrylic on Hardboard
27 x 35 cm (including frame, 50 x 50 cm)
Signed with 'MOND'
Untitled (Still Life of Tulips)
The arrival of a shipment of tulip bulbs in Antwerp in 1562 marked the beginning of European tulip cultivation. The first documented specimens were planted by the Flemish Carolus Clusius in the Hortus botanicus Leiden, which he led from 1593. The forest tulip (Tulipa sylvestris) is the only species that occurs in the wild in the Netherlands and has been established since the 19th century. Most of the cultivated forms of the tulip are derived from Tulipa gesneriana. This artwork comes with a beautiful natural frame. It is painted in acrylic on hardboard and is protected with anti-reflective glass.