31 January 2013
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK COLLECTION
David Cornelisz. de Heem (Antwerp 1663-1714 The Hague)
Grapes, a lemon, oysters, a chestnut, blackberries and other citrus fruits on a stone ledge with butterflies, a fly, a bee and ants
with signature 'Ab.Mignon' (lower left, on the ledge)
oil on canvas
15¼ x 11½ in. (38.7 x 29.2 cm.)
Private collection, Switzerland; sale, Helbing, Munich, 24 November 1911, lot 29, as 'Mignon'.
with St. James's Galleries, Ltd., London, as 'Mignon'.
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We are grateful to Fred G. Meijer of the RKD, The Hague, for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs, and for pointing out that for the present painting, the artist was working in the style of his father.
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