• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 7783

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day Sale

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 147

    Willem Claesz. Heda (Haarlem 1594-1680)

    A ham on a pewter plate, a partly-peeled lemon, a roemer, a glass flute, a wine glass, a bowl of olives, a silver-gilt tazza, a bread roll, a knife on a pewter plate and a mustard pot on a partly-draped table

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    Willem Claesz. Heda (Haarlem 1594-1680)
    A ham on a pewter plate, a partly-peeled lemon, a roemer, a glass flute, a wine glass, a bowl of olives, a silver-gilt tazza, a bread roll, a knife on a pewter plate and a mustard pot on a partly-draped table
    signed and dated '·HEDA·1642' (lower right, on the knife)
    oil on panel
    22¼ x 27 5/8 in. (56.5 x 70.2 cm.)


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    The present picture relates closely to a still life, dated 1643, formerly in the collection of Dr. Anton Dreesmann until sold in these Rooms, 11 April 2002, lot 556. Such is their proximity to one another, it appears the artist has employed many of the same elements (the ham, mustard pot, roemer, olive bowl, lemon, roll and flute) and simply re-arranged them within the same compositional formula. This picture differs in its more dramatic play of light in the background and the inclusion of a few additional components in the still life, such as the tazza and the wine glass on the right side.

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    Provenance

    A. de Labrouhe de Laborderie, Paris; sale, Frederick Muller, Amsterdam, 23 May 1922, lot 14.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 December 2005, lot 186 (sold for £50,400, including premium).


    Literature

    N.R.A. Vroom, De Schilders van het Monochrome Banketje, Amsterdam, 1945, no. 204, fig. 67.
    N.R.A. Vroom, A Modest Message as intimated by the Painters of the Monochrome Banketje, Schiedam, 1980, II, p. 76, no. 368, (illus.).