• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 7842

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    30 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 27

    Jan Frans Eliaerts (Deurne 1761-1848 Antwerp)

    A crown imperial lilly uttercups, tulips, vetches and other flowers in a terracotta vase, on a stone ledge

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    Jan Frans Eliaerts (Deurne 1761-1848 Antwerp)
    A crown imperial lilly uttercups, tulips, vetches and other flowers in a terracotta vase, on a stone ledge
    signed and dated 'J.F. Eliaerts 1827' (lower left, on the ledge)
    oil on canvas
    32¼ x 25 5/8 in. (81.9 x 65.1 cm.)


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    Jan Frans Eliaerts ranks as one of the foremost successors of Jan van Huysum in the painting of lavish, meticulously drawn and modelled floral still-lifes. Recognised in his own day as a supreme technician, Eliaerts served as a professor at the institution of the Legion of Honour in France, exhibiting regularly at the Paris Salon between 1810 and 1848. The bouquets depicted in this and the preceding lot, while overwhelmingly joyous in their vibrant colour scheme and intertwining individual flowers, are carefully built-up compositions, the structure of each resolving itself with a focus on a single, delicate pink rose.

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    Provenance

    with M. Wolff, Amsterdam.
    Col. Sir William Churchman, 1st Baronet (1863-1947), at Melton Lodge, Suffolk, and by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 26-27)