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About the Artwork

Rubens Peale didn’t begin to paint until he was seventy-one. But the many still-life pictures he created during his last decade reflect both the compositions created by his uncle James and his brother Raphaelle and his own identity as a dedicated gardener, amateur botanist, and farmer.

Rubens worked on the preparation and presentation of botanical specimens in his family’s Philadelphia Museum and created gardens at Belfield, the Germantown farm owned by his father, Charles Willson Peale. Both these activities were preludes to working his own farm in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, where the flowers in this painting were grown.

Painted over the span of a year, these flowers represent the bounty of different seasons. Rubens often gave his pictures as gifts, and the center medallion on the bowl in this work is inscribed "RP to CWP, 1856," marking it as a gift to his son Charles Willson Peale, named after Rubens’s father.

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About Our Prints

Philadelphia Museum of Art Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. In addition, new works are continually added to the offering so make sure to come back and see the new releases.
You have found the work that speaks to you. Now what? Using our innovative custom framing tool you can preview exactly what your finished and framed art will look like. We offer many different moulding styles so there is sure to be a match for any type of decor.

Member Discounts

As always, members will receive their discount for all transactions processed through our Custom Prints store. Simply enter your Member ID during the checkout process and your discount will be applied.