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    Sale 2820

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    6 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 38

    Circle of David Bailly (Leiden 1584-1657)

    A Vanitas with a globe, a manuscript, the head and foot of classical sculptures, a gilt cup and cover, a skull, a violin and shells on a draped table by a curtain

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    Circle of David Bailly (Leiden 1584-1657)
    A Vanitas with a globe, a manuscript, the head and foot of classical sculptures, a gilt cup and cover, a skull, a violin and shells on a draped table by a curtain
    indistinctly signed '... f:' (upper left)
    oil on panel
    74.2 x 105.4 cm.


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    The shells have been kindly identified by R.G. Moolenbeek of the Zoölogisch Museum, Amsterdam:
    1. Dimidiate Augur Terebra dimidiata
    2. West Indian fighting conch Strombus pugilis
    3. West Indian top Cittarium pica
    4. Landsnail from West Africa Achatina spec.
    5. Tigre cowrie Cypraea tigris
    6. Orange spider conch Lambis crocata
    7. Turbo spec., artificially treated
    8. Landsnail from West Africa Achatina spec.
    9. Flame helmet Cassis flammea
    10. Pink conch Strombus gigas

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 6 May 1998, lot 124, where purchased by the present owner.