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    Sale 2788

    Old Master Pictures

    6 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 123

    Attributed to Gottfried Libalt (Hamburg 1610/1-1673 Vienna)

    Two young men seated at a table laden with fruits and 'pretzels' with a squirrel nearby

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    Attributed to Gottfried Libalt (Hamburg 1610/1-1673 Vienna)
    Two young men seated at a table laden with fruits and 'pretzels' with a squirrel nearby
    with signature and date 'J: braij .f(?). 1659' (centre)
    oil on canvas
    85.3 x 106.2 cm.


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    We are grateful to Mr Fred Meijer of the RKD, The Hague, for suggesting the attribution to this German still life master, having examined the painting in person. He compares this lot to a still life with fruit that was offered at Dorotheum, Vienna, 24 March 1999, lot 54 (wrongly attributed to Agostino Verrocchio) showing the same squirrel (written communication, 17 March 2007).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Carola van Ham, Cologne, 11-3 June 1975, lot 1093, as Joseph de Bray.
    Purchased by the present owners in circa 1980.