Study of a Tulip (Anvaers)

Watercolor and gouache | 31.1 x 20.6cm | c. 1645

Pieter Holsteyn II

This image of a tulip was made as part of a tulip book used as a grower's marketing tool during the so-called tulip mania, a speculative bubble in 17th-century Holland, when ten tulip bulbs could cost more than a stately Amsterdam canal house. The st...
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