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    Sale 2175

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    4 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 129

    Pieter Casteels III (Antwerp 1684-1749 Richmond)

    Cock's comb, foxglove, passion-flower, rose and other flowers in a sculpted terracotta urn, on a marble ledge

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    Pieter Casteels III (Antwerp 1684-1749 Richmond)
    Cock's comb, foxglove, passion-flower, rose and other flowers in a sculpted terracotta urn, on a marble ledge
    signed and dated 'P. CaSteels F./1734' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    40¾ x 46¾ in. (103.5 x 118.8 cm.)


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    The present work relates to a painting of the month of August, from the set of The Twelve Months of Flowers executed by Pieter Casteels III in 1731 and engraved by Henry Fletcher in the same year. The set of paintings were sold at Christie's, New York, 25 May 2005, lot 11, for $1,640,000. For a complete listing of the flowers displayed here, please contact the department.