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    Sale 2788

    Old Master Pictures

    6 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 153

    Circle of Jan Davidsz. de Heem (Utrecht 1606-1683/4 Antwerp)

    A lobster, a crab, an oyster, a pewter pitcher, a partially peeled lemon, an apple and grapes on a draped table

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    Circle of Jan Davidsz. de Heem (Utrecht 1606-1683/4 Antwerp)
    A lobster, a crab, an oyster, a pewter pitcher, a partially peeled lemon, an apple and grapes on a draped table
    oil on panel
    70.8 x 90.2 cm.


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    Mr Fred Meijer of the RKD, The Hague, points out that both style and composition are very close to the early oeuvre of Jan Davidsz. de Heem; several objects re-appear in de Heem's pictures.

    The present artist seems to also have painted the upright still life in the Lazaro collection, Madrid (inv. no. 11297). The juxtaposition of the various objects is, except for the lobster and crab, almost identical.

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    Provenance

    with M. Wolff, Amsterdam, before 1938, as J. Jz. van de Velde.