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    Sale 12109

    Old Masters

    26 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 68

    Gaspar Pieter Verbruggen I (Antwerp 1635-1681)

    Roses, a cornflower and wildflowers in a vase with two butterflies in a niche; and Roses, bluebells and other flowers in a vase with a butterfly and other insects in a niche

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    Gaspar Pieter Verbruggen I (Antwerp 1635-1681)
    Roses, a cornflower and wildflowers in a vase with two butterflies in a niche; and Roses, bluebells and other flowers in a vase with a butterfly and other insects in a niche
    Both signed in monogram and dated '16 GVB 64' ('GVB' linked, lower center)
    oil on panel
    9 ¼ x 7 ½ in. (23.5 x 19.1 cm.) each
    a pair


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    Fred Meijer of the RKD, The Hague, confirmed the attribution to Gaspar Pieter Verbruggen at the time of the Christie's sale in 1999, following first hand inspection.

    Provenance

    with W. Hallsborough, London, 1956, as 'Ambrosius Brueghel'.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 July 1999, lot 168 (£89,500), where acquired by the following.
    Private collection, Belgium, and by descent to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN ESTATE


    Literature

    M.-L. Hairs, Die Beiden Verbruggen: Monographie, Vienna, 1975, p. 54, nos. 24, 25, figs. 14, 15.


    Exhibited

    London, William Hallsborough Gallery, Exhibition of Fine Paintings of four Centuries, 18 April-23 June 1956, nos. 7, 8, as 'Ambrosius Brueghel'.