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    Sale 2788

    Old Master Pictures

    6 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 174

    Attributed to Jacob Woutersz. Vosmaer (c.1584-1641)

    Apples, grapes, pears and apricots on a stone ledge with a butterfly, and spiders nearby

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Jacob Woutersz. Vosmaer (c.1584-1641)
    Apples, grapes, pears and apricots on a stone ledge with a butterfly, and spiders nearby
    with indistinct monogram and date 'JwB(?). 1627.' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    27 x 40.1 cm.


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    We are grateful to Mr Fred Meijer of the RKD, The Hague, for proposing an attribution to Vosmaer after inspection of the original. He points out that the butterfly appears in another composition by the artist (verbal communication, 5 March 2008).

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    Provenance

    In the family of the present owner since the 1950s.