Sebastian Stoskopff (Strasbourg 1597-1657 Idstein)
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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

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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.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 16 May 1969, lot 74, as 'Stosskopff', where purchased by a relation of the present owner.
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Sale room notice
We are grateful to Dr. Birgit Hahn-Worenle for confirming the attribution to Sebastian Stoskopff on inspection of the original.

Lot Essay

Certain elements in this unpublished composition, among them the central bowls and the crayfish on a plate, recur in a still-life, dated to circa 1640, in the Musée des Beaux Arts, Le Havre (see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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