Still Life: Jan van Kessel A5 Sketchbook


An A5 Still Life Sketchbook inspired by the painting Flowers and Insects by Flemish artist Jan van Kessel, the Elder. This design has been created exclusively for the Ashmolean, it's a perfect companion for any artist.

Van Kessel painted garlands and bouquets of flowers, but is best known for small, jewel-like pictures, often on copper, of insects or shells against a light background, depicted with vivid colour and great exactitude of detail.

Exclusive to the Ashmolean Museum.

Credit: Jan van Kessel, the Elder (1626–1679) Flowers and Insects. Oil on copper © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Materials: 25 pages of 220gsm paper

Dimensions: 21 x 14.5 x 1cm