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    Sale 2820

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    6 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 77

    Gerrit Willemsz. Heda (active Haarlem 1642-1649)

    A pewter jug, a silver cup, a ham on a silver plate, a knife on a pewter plate and a roll of bread, all on a partially draped wooden table

    Price Realised  

    Gerrit Willemsz. Heda (active Haarlem 1642-1649)
    A pewter jug, a silver cup, a ham on a silver plate, a knife on a pewter plate and a roll of bread, all on a partially draped wooden table
    traces of collectors' seals on the reverse
    oil on panel
    79.3 x 59.2 cm.


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    Willem Heda registered his son Gerrit as one of his pupils in 1642. In his father's studio he was very quickly recognised as an artist of great talent. However, his promising career was cut short due to his untimely death in 1649.
    His death in 1649 is also attested by a picture in the National Gallery, Washington which was started by Gerrit but finished by Willem in 1650 who also signed it.

    We are grateful to Mr. Fred Meijer of the RKD, The Hague, for
    confirming the attribution after inspection of the original (verbal
    communication, 3 February 2009). He suggest a date of circa 1643,
    when Gerrit was still working in his father's studio.

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