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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 154

    Jan van Huysum (Amsterdam 1682-1749)

    A bouquet of flowers in a terracotta vase

    Price Realised  

    Jan van Huysum (Amsterdam 1682-1749)
    A bouquet of flowers in a terracotta vase
    black chalk, grey wash, heightened with white, watermark Arms of Amsterdam
    15¼ x 11¾ in. (387 x 298 mm.)


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    It has been suggested that fully worked drawings of this type were made by van Huysum to demonstrate the possibilities of a composition to a prospective patron.
    We are grateful to Dr. Sam Segal for providing additional provenance information.

    Provenance

    With M. Knoedler & Co., New York (inv. CA-387).
    Howard and Mary Joynt, Alexandria, Virginia, by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, WASHINGTON, D.C.


    Exhibited

    Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, From botany to bouquets: flowers in Northern Art, 1999, no. 34.