Flower painting appeared in the Netherlands as an independent species in the third quarter of the sixteenth century. It was very popular with the public because of the widespread interest in gardening and the cultivation of exotic flowers.
The main member of the group of floral painters during the first decades of the seventeenth century was Ambrosius Bosshart the Elder, founder of the dynasty of painters of fruits and flowers. One of the best works is “Bouquet in an arched window”. Unusual attention to the details of painting is reminiscent of the work of miniaturists.