• Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen auction at Christies

    Sale 7822

    Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 408

    Jean-Michel Picart (Flemish, 1600-1682)

    Roses and other spring flowers in a vase on a stone ledge

    Estimate

    Jean-Michel Picart (Flemish, 1600-1682)
    Roses and other spring flowers in a vase on a stone ledge
    oil on canvas
    20 3/8 x 15 3/8 in. (51.5 x 39 cm.)


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    Though previously sold as by Monnoyer, the present painting has since been identified as a typical work by Jean-Michel Picart. Picart was a Flemish painter who moved to Paris sometime around 1638 and established a lucrative career painting mostly flowers and some fruit still-lifes. He lived in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris along with many of the other Flemish artists who emigrated to that city.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, December 11, 1985, lot 80, as by Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer, where acquired by,
    CitiBank, corporate collection.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, January 11, 1989, lot 159, as by Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 28 January 2000, lot 139, where acquired by the present owner.