• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 2840

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    13 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 78

    Joannes Fijt (Antwerp 1611-1661)

    Chickens and a cockerel in a farmyard

    Price Realised  

    Joannes Fijt (Antwerp 1611-1661)
    Chickens and a cockerel in a farmyard
    with signature 'J. Fijt . f.' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    118.6 x 154.5 cm.


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    The attribution has been confirmed by Mr Fred Meijer from the RKD, The Hague on the basis of photographs (verbal communication, 12 February 2010).

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    Provenance

    Lord Clinton, Heanton Satchville; Sotheby's, London, 31 January 1951, lot 145.
    Dr. H. A. Wetzlar, Amsterdam, 1952, and by descent to the present owners.


    Literature

    M.J. Friedländer, Collection Dr. H. Wetzlar, Amsterdam, 1952, p. 12, no. 32, ill.