• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 7783

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day Sale

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 158

    David de Coninck (Antwerp 1636-c. 1705 Brussels)

    A hare, ducks, other fowl and a brace of hounds, in a forest landscape, a mountain range beyond

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    David de Coninck (Antwerp 1636-c. 1705 Brussels)
    A hare, ducks, other fowl and a brace of hounds, in a forest landscape, a mountain range beyond
    with signature 'Joannes FyT' (left centre)
    oil on canvas
    48 3/8 x 68¾ in. (122.8 x 174.7 cm.)


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    The apocryphal signature on this painting has led scholars to consistently misattribute it to Jan Fyt (1611-1661). Greindl, however, has convincingly re-assigned it to Fyt's pupil, David de Coninck, on the basis of stylistic similarities with a signed hunt still-life now in a private collection, Belgium (see E. Greindl, op. cit., 1983, p. 205, fig. 55). This attribution has also been supported by Fred Meijer of the RKD, The Hague, on first-hand examination.

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    Provenance

    Jules Porgès (1839-1921), Paris.
    Charles Sedelmeyer (1837-1925), Paris, by 1897.
    Rodolphe Kann (1844/5-1905), Paris, by 1898.
    Confiscated by the Nazis during World War II from the collection of Georges Wildenstein and restituted after the war.


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    Literature

    E. Michel, 'Quelques tableaux de Jan Fyt', Gazette des Beaux-Arts, XX, no. 493, July 1898, p. 35-6 (illus.).
    E. Michel, 'La Galerie de M. Rodolphe Kann', Gazette des Beaux-Arts, XXV, no. 527, May 1901, p. 386 (illus., as it appears in one of the galleries of the Kann collection).
    A. Marguillier, 'La Collection de M. Rodolphe Kann', Les Arts, no. 13, January 1903, p. 7; (illus., as it appears in one of the galleries of the Kann collection).
    Catalogue of the Rodolphe Kann Collection: Pictures, Paris 1907, I, p. 18, no. 16. (illus.).
    M. Nicolle, 'La Collection Rodolphe Kann', La Revue de l'Art Ancien et Moderne, XXIII, March 1908, p. 200.
    I. Erera, Répertoire des peintures datées, I, Brussels and Paris, 1920, p. 238.
    Commandement-en-chef Français en Allemagne, List of property Removed from France During the War, 1939-1945, II (Pictures, tapestries and sculptures), Berlin, 1947, p. 104, no. 1829 (illus.).
    E. Greindl, Les peintres Flamands de nature morte au XVIIe siècle, Brussels, 1956, p. 161.
    E. Greindl, Les peintres Flamands de nature morte au XVIIe siècle, Sterrebeek, Belgium, 1983, pp. 118-9 and 344, no. 22, fig. 67.
    R. Velásquez Martínez del Campo, ed., et al., Master Works, Japs Collection: XIVth to XVIIIth Centuries, XIXth century, Victorian Art, XXth Century, Mexico City, 2003, p. 444.


    Exhibited

    Paris, Charles Sedelmeyer, Catalogue of 100 Paintings by Old Masters, 1897, no. 7.