• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 147

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

    A porcelain bowl with grapes, peaches and lemons together with a wicker basket with bread, a glass, lobster, ham and various other objects all on a partially draped table

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Jan Davidsz. de Heem (Utrecht 1606-1683/4 Antwerp)
    A porcelain bowl with grapes, peaches and lemons together with a wicker basket with bread, a glass, lobster, ham and various other objects all on a partially draped table
    oil on canvas
    108 x 165 cm.


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    Mr Fred Meijer of the RKD in The Hague suggests that possibly different artists worked on the painting. He also points out resemblances to the oeuvres of Gilliam Dandoy, Jasper Geerards and Jan van den Hecke I.

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    Provenance

    Dr. Ant. Herrebout-Lescarts, Bruges (d. 1865); to his son Edouard van Brabant; and further by descent to the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the picture was recently removed from the list of spoliated works by the Belgian government and was not erroneously listed as stated in the catalogue.


    Literature

    Répertoire d'oeuvres d'art dont la Belgique a été spoliée durant la guerre 1939-1945, Office de récupération économique, Brussels 1948, no. 107, fig. 39, as Jan Davidsz. de Heem (listed erroneously as having been spoliated during the war).
    R. Rimbert, J. Lust, Missing art works of Belgium, Ministère des Affaires Economiques, Brussels 1994, II, p. 22, no. 33, illustrated as Jan Davidsz. de Heem (listed erroneously as having been spoliated during the war).