• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 2840

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    13 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 23

    Attributed to Cornelis Mahu (Antwerp c. 1613-1689)

    Oysters and hazelnuts on pewter dishes, a 'Roemer' in a 'Bekerschroef', a silver salt cellar and an earthenware jug, all on a partly draped table

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Cornelis Mahu (Antwerp c. 1613-1689)
    Oysters and hazelnuts on pewter dishes, a 'Roemer' in a 'Bekerschroef', a silver salt cellar and an earthenware jug, all on a partly draped table
    oil on panel
    50.9 x 65.5 cm.


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    The present composition is based upon the painting by Willem Claesz. Heda of 1637 in the Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp. Heda was of great influence on Cornelis Mahu's work, who made several versions of this composition.

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    Provenance

    (Possibly) Dutch collection, Lausanne.
    with S. Nystad, Lochem/The Hague, 1966-71, as 'Gerrit Willemsz. Heda', where bought by the family of the present owners.


    Literature

    (Possibly) N.R.A. Vroom, A Modest Message as intimated by the painters of the 'Monochrome Banketje', Schiedam, 1980, p. 56, no. 273 as 'G. Heda'.