‘A Vase of Flowers’
Oil on canvas
21″ x 13″
Dutch 1862 – 1936
The Dutch artist Sara Henze was born in 1862 in Zeist and is best known for her gorgeous still-life flower paintings. Her vivid bouquets are brought to life by her careful examination of the soft texture of the petals and thoughtful colour palette of dusty rose, ivory, deep green and crimson. She studied in Germany, Geneva and at Oxford and was also a pupil of M.C.J.H.Roosenboom.
A Vase of Flowers is a fine example of Sara Henze’s work, using a fluid brush-stroke to create the softness of the flowers’ petals and primarily three colours from her palette of maroon, ivory and green, she has successfully captured the study. Sara Henze has also taken great care with the arrangement of the flowers, before painting and the addition of the maroon petal leaves on the table gives the painting a more natural feel.
After a long and successful career as an artist, she died in 1936.
© Sutcliffe Galleries 2022
© Sutcliffe Galleries 2021