RING, Ludger tom, the Younger (b. 1522, Münster, d. 1583, Brunswick) Click! Vases of Flowers 1562 Oil on oakwood, 63,4 x 24,6 cm (each) Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster The symbolic use of flowers in the late Middle Ages is reflected in the paintings by Ludger tom Ring the Younger. The picture shows white lilies in the one painting and golden brown irises in the other. Both vases bear the same Latin inscription, running diagonally downwards.