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    Sale 7448

    Old Master and British Pictures

    7 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 180

    Sebastian Stoskopff (Strasbourg 1597-1657 Idstein)

    Bread, a carafe of wine, an upturned roemer and a crayfish on a plate with a bowl of soup and glass of wine

    Price Realised  

    Sebastian Stoskopff (Strasbourg 1597-1657 Idstein)
    Bread, a carafe of wine, an upturned roemer and a crayfish on a plate with a bowl of soup and glass of wine
    signed 'Stosk.ff' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    20¾ x 25 in. (52.7 x 63.5 cm.)


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    Certain elements in this unpublished composition, among them the central bowls and the crayfish on a plate, recur in a still-life, dated to circa 1640, in the Musée des Beaux Arts, Le Havre (see B. Hahn-Woernle, Sebastian Stoskopff, Stuttgart, 1996, pp. 254-5, no. 63, illustrated).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 16 May 1969, lot 74, as 'Stosskopff', where purchased by a relation of the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    We are grateful to Dr. Birgit Hahn-Worenle for confirming the attribution to Sebastian Stoskopff on inspection of the original.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN