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    Sale 5857

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 146

    Johann Careel (active Nürnberg 1760-1780)

    Roses, polyanthas, lilac and a parrot tulip in a German fayence blue and white vase, on a stone ledge with a red admiral butterfly, a cabbage butterfly and a bumble bee; and Chrysanthemums, polyanthas, a carnation and a nasturtium in a German fayence blue and white vase, on a stone ledge with a snail and a nest of eggs

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    Johann Careel (active Nürnberg 1760-1780)
    Roses, polyanthas, lilac and a parrot tulip in a German fayence blue and white vase, on a stone ledge with a red admiral butterfly, a cabbage butterfly and a bumble bee; and Chrysanthemums, polyanthas, a carnation and a nasturtium in a German fayence blue and white vase, on a stone ledge with a snail and a nest of eggs
    both signed 'Karell' (lower right)
    oil on paper laid down on canvas
    13 x 9½ in. (33 x 24.2 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    Johann Careel is recorded as working in Nuremberg from 1760-1780. The present paintings are related to a pair of still lifes of similar dimensions sold at the Feilding sale, Christie's, 1 July 1938, lot 65, and to another pair (also on paper laid down on canvas) sold at Sotheby's, London, 6 December 2007, lot 218. Two gouaches by Careel are in the collection of the Städtische Graphische Sammlung in Nuremberg.

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