Jan Davids de Hem is a Dutch artist who worked for some time in Leiden, but in 1635 he joined the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke and the following year became a citizen of Antwerp. Around 1667 he returned to his native Utrecht, but in 1672 he fled back to Antwerp from the French who captured the city. De Hem is famous for his magnificent still lifes of flowers. They are so carefully executed that nowadays they can serve as a kind of reference book for the European flora.
But first of all, the canvases are attracted by their artistic qualities, the beauty of the combinations of flowers of plants and colors, the