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    Sale 5433

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    2 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 172

    Spanish School, 19th Century (?)

    A still life of apples in a basket

    Price Realised  

    Spanish School, 19th Century (?)
    A still life of apples in a basket
    with signature and date '1679' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    21½ x 16½ in. (54.6 x 41.9 cm.)


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    Formerly attributed, on the basis of its signature, to Francisco de Vargas, Péréz Sánchez noted that nothing whatsoever was known about the artist and no other work by him existed (op.cit.). Scientific analysis has subsequently cast serious doubt over the picture's date of origin.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE ART FOUNDATION OF DOCTOR RAU (LOT 172)


    Literature

    A.E. Péréz Sánchez, La Nature Morte Espagnole du XVIIe siècle à Goya, Fribourg, 1987, p. 129, fig. 120, as Fancisco de Vargas.