Studio of Jan van Kessel I (Antwerp 1626-1679)
Studio of Jan van Kessel I (Antwerp 1626-1679)

Wild strawberries in a Chinese 'kraak' porcelain bowl, blackberries in a second bowl standing on a plate, various flowers in a bronze vase, damsons in yet another bowl and walnuts on a plate, with a peach, a sprig of cherries and other fruit, all on a stone ledge, a finch and a butterfly nearby

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Studio of Jan van Kessel I (Antwerp 1626-1679)
Wild strawberries in a Chinese 'kraak' porcelain bowl, blackberries in a second bowl standing on a plate, various flowers in a bronze vase, damsons in yet another bowl and walnuts on a plate, with a peach, a sprig of cherries and other fruit, all on a stone ledge, a finch and a butterfly nearby
oil on copper
16.4 x 21.9 cm.
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 22 April 1988, lot 65, as 'Jan van Kessel' (£32,000), where acquired by Mr. J. Boon.

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Lot Essay

The painter of the present lot, and other pictures by the same hand, are traditionally attributed to Jan van Kessel I. However, Mr. Fred Meijer of the RKD, The Hague, now believes this group may be by an as yet unidentified artist, possibly originating in Jan van Kessel's studio.
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