London, South Kensington
10 December 2004
Joris van Son (Antwerp 1623-1667)
A vanitas still-life with a skull, a pistol, a lute with broken strings, a flute, shells, peaches, figs, bread and an urn on a partly draped ledge
inscribed and dated 'VANITAS· VANITAS ET·OMNIA·/VANITAS·/1651' (mid centre on paper)
oil on canvas
26 5/8 x 31 in. (67.6 x 78.7 cm)
Captain E G Spencer-Churchill, M.C.; (+), The Northwick Park Collection, Christie's, London, 29 October 1965, lot 60.
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We are grateful to Mr. Fred Meijer of the RKD for confirming the attribution based on transparencies.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately