• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 2840

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    13 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 22

    Abraham Susenier (Leiden c. 1620-after 1666 Dordrecht)

    A porcelain bowl with walnuts, a pewter dish with hazelnuts and a 'Façon de Venise', all on a cherub styled pedestal

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    Abraham Susenier (Leiden c. 1620-after 1666 Dordrecht)
    A porcelain bowl with walnuts, a pewter dish with hazelnuts and a 'Façon de Venise', all on a cherub styled pedestal
    signed with monogram and dated 'AB . S . 1663' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    62.6 x 46.5 cm.


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    The present lot is probably painted in Dordrecht, where Susenier joined the guild at the age of 26 and most likely remained there for the rest of his life. As a follower of Jan van Goyen he painted seascapes and landscapes, however, the majority of his oeuvre consists of still lifes. His palette is light in tone, leaning toward the monochromatic. His backgrounds are often grey. His monogramm 'AB.S.' was in the past often confused with Abraham Steenwyck or Abraham van Beyeren.

    We are grateful to Mr Fred Meijer of the RKD, The Hague, for confirming the attribution after inspection of the original (written communication, 29 December 2009).

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