• 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 156

    Gillis van Tilborgh (Brussels c. 1625-c. 1678) and Studio

    Portrait of a family around a table served with lobster, a pie, bread and flowering spring onions, in a courtyard with a fountain and a sculpture garden, an orchard beyond

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    Gillis van Tilborgh (Brussels c. 1625-c. 1678) and Studio
    Portrait of a family around a table served with lobster, a pie, bread and flowering spring onions, in a courtyard with a fountain and a sculpture garden, an orchard beyond
    dated '1659' (lower centre)
    oil on canvas
    42¾ x 59 1/8 in. (108.6 x 150.2 cm.)


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    Another version of this composition, also dated '1659', but with minor differences (most notably the absence of the young monk in the right foreground), was sold with a full attribution to van Tilborgh at Christie's, London, 14 June 1949 (lot 51), and offered again more recently as 'Studio of Gillis van Tilborgh' at Butterfields, San Francisco, 13 November 2002 (lot 7043).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Boisgirard & Associés, Paris, 24 June 2004, lot 6.
    Anonymous sale; Koller Auktionen AG, Zürich, 16 March 2005, lot 3062, as 'Attributed to Gillis van Tilborgh'.