10 December 2003
Maria van Oosterwyck (Nooddorp, nr. Delft 1630-1693 Uitdam, nr. Monikendam)
A poppy, a snowball, pink and yellow roses, carnations, grapes, blackberries, an ear of wheat and sprigs of oak and holly suspended by a ribbon from a nail, with a Red Admiral, a Cabbage White, a grasshopper and a spider
signed 'Maria van Oosterwÿck·' (lower right)
oil on panel
15¾ x 12¾ in. (40 x 32.4 cm.)
Thomas Kerr; Christie's, London, 1 February 1902, lot 139 (8½ gns. to Ralley).
F. Holbrooke, Bladon Castle, Burton upon Trent; Christie's, London, 6 March 1905, lot 91 (3½ gns. to Mackintosh).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 April 1990, lot 8 (sold £30,000).
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