15 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 49,000
Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000
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.
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