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    Sale 7446

    Important Old Master & British Pictures Including works from the Collection of Anton Philips

    6 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 35

    Juan de Arellano (Santorcaz 1614-1676 Madrid)

    Snowballs, daffodils, tulips, roses and other flowers in a wicker basket on a ledge

    Price Realised  

    Juan de Arellano (Santorcaz 1614-1676 Madrid)
    Snowballs, daffodils, tulips, roses and other flowers in a wicker basket on a ledge
    signed 'Ju de Arellano' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    22 3/8 x 28 in. (56.8 x 71.1 cm.)


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    The leading flower painter in seventeenth-century Spain, Juan de Arellano trained as a history painter in the studio of Juan de Solís in Madrid, not taking up still life until his thirties. He did so under the inspiration of the work of the leading Flemish and Italian flower painters that became popular in Madrid in the middle of the century - in particular Mario Nuzzi, whose work Arellano admired and copied, and Daniel Seghers.

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    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owner before circa 1950, and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN