• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 130

    Jan van Huysum (Amsterdam 1682-1749)

    A bouquet of flowers in a terracotta vase resting on a ledge

    Price Realised  

    Jan van Huysum (Amsterdam 1682-1749)
    A bouquet of flowers in a terracotta vase resting on a ledge
    signed and dated 'Jan V huysum/fec. 1723'
    pencil, black chalk, grey wash, squared in red and black chalk, brown ink framing lines
    14¼ x 11 1/8 in. (36.1 x 28.2 cm.)


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    A rare example of a compositional drawing that is related to a painting, Flowers in an Urn now in the National Gallery of Art (A. Wheelock, Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century, exh. cat., Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, 1995, pp. 142-45).

    Provenance

    with M. Knoedler & Co., New York.
    Howard and Mary Joynt, Alexandria, Virginia, and by descent to the present owner.


    Exhibited

    Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, From botany to bouquets: flowers in Northern Art, 31 January-31 May 1999, no. 35.