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Adriaen Coorte (?Middelburg ?1660-after 1707)
THE PIETER AND OLGA DREESMANN COLLECTION OF DUTCH OLD MASTER PAINTINGS
Adriaen Coorte (?Middelburg ?1660-after 1707)

A bowl of strawberries with gooseberries on a stone ledge

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Adriaen Coorte (?Middelburg ?1660-after 1707)
A bowl of strawberries with gooseberries on a stone ledge
signed 'A, Coorte' (lower right, on the stone ledge)
oil on paper, laid down on board
13 1/8 x 9 3/8 in. (33.4 x 23.8 cm.)
In a Dutch figured, ebony, cassetta frame, circa 1600 (supplied by Wiggins, ref. 11853B).
Provenance
(Probably) by descent in the Thorbecke collection, Leiden, from the early 1700s, and by descent to
Mrs. Rassers-Zaalberg, Leiden, by 1954, and by descent to
Mr. and Mrs. P.L.J. Rassers-Zwart, Breda, remaining in the family until acquired in 2001 by the following
with Noortman, Maastricht, from whom acquired at The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht, on 15 March 2001, by
Pieter and Olga Dreesmann (inventory no. B12).
Literature
L.J. Bol, 'Adriaen S. Coorte. Stillevenschilder', Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, IV, 1952-3, p. 223, no. 53, fig. 16.
L.J. Bol, Adriaen Coorte. A Unique Late Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still-Life Painter, Assen and Amsterdam, 1977, p. 15, note 27 and pp. 60-1, no. 76, fig. 38.
N. Bakker, I. Bergström, G.M.C. Jansen, S.H. Levie and S. Segal, Masters of Middelburg, Amsterdam, 1984, pp. 212-3, no. 48.
S. Melikian, 'Hothouse of Rarities', Art and Auction, May 2001, pp. 38 and 42.
P.C. Sutton, Dutch and Flemish Paintings. The Collection of Willem Baron van Dedem, London, 2002, pp. 86-7, fig. 13b (Sutton notes the virtual difference between the work in the Van Dedem collection, where the leaf, tendril and flowers of the strawberry plant are absent).
Architectural Digest. Die schönsten Häuser der Welt, 30, February 2002, p. 115, illustrated.
H. den Hartog Jager, 'Coorte maakte geschilderde vruchten aaibaar', NRC Handelsblad, 10 April 2003, pp. 1 and 21, illustrated.
F. Barends, 'Henk Helmantel over Adriaen Coorte. Een 'kleine' meester', Collect, Special bij Kunst & Antiek Journaal, November 2007, pp. 75-9, illustrated.
M. Bijl, N. Lingbeek, C. Potasch and P. Noble, 'Technical research', in Adriaen Coorte. The still lifes of Adriaen Coorte, The Hague, 2008, pp. 32, 42, 62, 64, 96-7 and 127, no. 25, fig. 50.
B. Stigter, 'De ideale bos asperges', NRC Handelsblad. Cultureel Supplement, Amsterdam, 29 February 2008, p. 12.
Q. Buvelot, The still lifes of Adriaen Coorte -- oeuvre catalogue, to accompany the exhibition, Ode to Coorte, The Hague, 2008, pp. 32, 42, 64, 96 and 127, no. 25, fig. 50.
Exhibited
Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, Nederlandse stillevens uit vier eeuwen, 17 July-31 August 1954, no. 39.
Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, Adriaen Coorte. Stillevenschilder, 2 August-28 September 1958, no. 19.
Amsterdam, Kunsthandel K. & V. Waterman, Masters of Middelburg, 3-31 March 1984, no. 48.
Atlanta, High Museum of Art, Masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age, 24 September-10 November 1985, no. 19.
The Hague, Mauritshuis, The Amateur's Cabinet. Seventeenth-Century Dutch Masterpieces from Dutch Private Collections, 10 October 1995-7 January 1996, no. 7.
Utrecht, Centraal Museum der Gemeente Utrecht; and Washington, National Gallery of Art, Small Wonders. Dutch Still Lifes by Adriaen Coorte, 7 March-28 September 2003, no. 16.
Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum; Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum; and Kassel, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Schloss Wilhelmhöhe, Vom Adel der Malerei. Holland um 1700, 14 October 2006-30 September 2007, no. 11.
The Hague, Mauritshuis, Ode to Coorte, 23 February-9 June 2008, no. 25.

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