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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 118

    Pseudo-Jan van Kessel II (active second half 17th century)

    Carp in a terracotta dish, with oysters, asparagus, cabbage, onions, a lemon and other fish and vegetables, with a butterfly, a cat and dog, on a ledge

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    Pseudo-Jan van Kessel II (active second half 17th century)
    Carp in a terracotta dish, with oysters, asparagus, cabbage, onions, a lemon and other fish and vegetables, with a butterfly, a cat and dog, on a ledge
    oil on copper
    6 5/8 x 8 ¾ in. (16.9 x 22.3 cm.)


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    This still life can be added to a group of pictures, mostly on copper and some on walnut panels, made in the style of Jan van Kessel II. Fred Meijer, of the RKD, The Hague, to whom we are grateful, has proposed this group be attributed to the 'Pseudo Jan van Kessel II', an artist who was most likely working in southern Europe, probably Italy, during the 17th century.

    Literature

    K. Ertz and C. Nitze-Ertz, Die Maler Jan van Kessel, Lingen, 2012, p. 419, fig. 76, as ‘Jan van Kessel II’.