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    Sale 7744

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art Day Sale

    8 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 160

    Circle of Osias Beert I (?Antwerp c. 1580-1624)

    Tulips, roses, a chrysanthemum and other flowers in a sculpted bronze urn, with ladybirds, a moth and other insects, on a wooden table

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    Circle of Osias Beert I (?Antwerp c. 1580-1624)
    Tulips, roses, a chrysanthemum and other flowers in a sculpted bronze urn, with ladybirds, a moth and other insects, on a wooden table
    oil on panel
    33¾ x 24 in. (85.7 x 61 cm.)


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    This picture is sold with a copy of a certificate by Ingvar Bergström, dated 1985. In a groundbreaking article on Osias Beert's collaboration with Rubens (op. cit.), Bergström identifed five flowers in the present composition (four tulips and the narcissus) that closely follow drawings by the master.

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    Provenance

    M.A. de Heuvel, Brussels.
    Anonymous sale; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 12-13 December 1951, lot 110.
    Comte Jean de Bousies, Brussels.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 29 June 1973, lot 38, as 'Osias Beert'.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN AUSTRIAN COLLECTOR (lots 140, 142, 156, 160,
    162-165, 173, 201, 204, 213, 261)


    Literature

    I. Bergström, 'Osias Beert the Elder as a Collaborator of Rubens', The Burlington Magazine, XCIX, April 1957, pp. 123-4, Appendix A, no. 7.
    M.L. Hairs, Les Peintres Flamands de Fleurs au XVII Siècle, 1955, pp. 194-5; 1965, pp. 237 and 348, under Osias Beert I,'Oeuvres attribuées'.