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Adriaen van Nieulandt (Antwerp 1585/7-1658 Amsterdam)
Adriaen van Nieulandt (Antwerp 1585/7-1658 Amsterdam)

Tulips, roses, Turk's cap lilies, columbines, carnations and other flowers in a ceramic vase, with tulips in a glass vase, on a wooden ledge, with a peacock butterfly, a grasshopper and a lizard

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Adriaen van Nieulandt (Antwerp 1585/7-1658 Amsterdam)
Tulips, roses, Turk's cap lilies, columbines, carnations and other flowers in a ceramic vase, with tulips in a glass vase, on a wooden ledge, with a peacock butterfly, a grasshopper and a lizard
signed and dated 'Adriaen van Nieulandt Fecit . 160[?]4.' (lower left)
oil on panel
27¾ x 22¾ in. (70.5 x 57.8 cm.)
Provenance
Louis Robbe, Courtrai, in the 19th century (a sketch of three birds singing on the reverse of the panel, signed 'Robbe').
Anonymous sale; Palais d'Orsay, Paris, 21 November 1978, lot 61.
with Galerie Michel Ségoura, Paris, 1978.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Monaco, 17 June 1988, lot 864.
Literature
F.G. Meijer, 'Not Ambrosius Brueghel, but Adriaen van Nieulandt; a mutilated image of vanity', Oud Holland Jaargang, 1995, vol. 109, p. 162, no. 4.
J. de Maer and M. Wabbes, Illustrated Dictionary of 17th Century Flemish Painters, Brussels, 1994, p. 897, illustrated.

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This panel is one of the rare still-life paintings executed by Adriaen van Nieulandt. Only two others are known today: the first, a Vanitas dated 1636, is in the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem; the second was on the international art market in 1966.

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