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    Sale 5431

    Old Master & British Pictures

    11 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 128

    Simon Pietersz. Verelst (The Hague 1644-?1721 London)

    Roses, chrysanthemums, morning glory and other flowers in a glass vase with a butterfly

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    Simon Pietersz. Verelst (The Hague 1644-?1721 London)
    Roses, chrysanthemums, morning glory and other flowers in a glass vase with a butterfly
    oil on cavas
    21 5/8 x 17½ in. (54.9 x 44.5 cm.)


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    Verelst was the leading flower painter of his generation active in England, where he settled in 1669. Few of his still lifes are signed and even fewer dated. In the same year as Verelst's arrival in London, Samuel Pepys noted in his diary that on 11 April 'one Everest [sic] ... took us to his lodging nearby and did show us a little flowerpot of his drawing, the finest thing, I ever, I think, saw in my life ...'

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