Gaspar Peeter Verbruggen (II)
(Antwerp 1664 – 1730)
Still life with flowers and grapes in basket on a plinth
Oil on canvas, 74.3 x 89.8 cm
Verbruggen, together with his father Gaspar Peeter Verbruggen I (1635-1681) and Jan Baptist Bosschaert (1667-1746) were the pre-eminent representatives of the Antwerp late-baroque school of painting. In 1677, at the age of thirteen, Verbruggen followed in his father’s footsteps and joined, already as a master, the guild of Saint Luke in Antwerp. Verbruggen also lived in The Hague for a long period, where he worked with the well-known court and decoration painter Mattheus Terwesten (1670-1757), which resulted in various monumental collaborations.