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    Sale 1986

    Important Old Master Paintings Part I And Part II

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 340

    Cornelis de Heem Leiden 1631-1695 Antwerp

    Melons, peaches, grapes, cherries and other fruits, with a wan-li porcelain bowl with gilt mount, insects and butterflies, in a landscape

    Price Realised  

    Cornelis de Heem Leiden 1631-1695 Antwerp
    Melons, peaches, grapes, cherries and other fruits, with a wan-li porcelain bowl with gilt mount, insects and butterflies, in a landscape
    oil on canvas
    22½ x 26 7/8 in. 57.2 x 68.4 cm.


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    We are grateful to Fred Meijer of the RKD for confirming the attribution to Cornelis de Heem, on the basis of photographs (private communication, 7 February 2008). Mr. Meijer notes a similar work by the artist, dated 1658 (Städelsches Museum, Frankfurt) and suggests a comparable date for this work.

    Provenance

    Siberich Collection, Munich.
    Private collection, The Netherlands.