8 July 2016
Ernst Stuven (Hamburg ?1657-1712 Rotterdam)
A Semper Augustus tulip, an iris, peonies, cherry blossoms, lilies, roses and other flowers in a glass vase, with butterflies and an open pocket watch on a blue ribbon, in a niche above a classical sculpted low relief
signed ‘Ernst Stuven’ (lower left)
oil on canvas
32 ¾ x 27 1/8 in. (83 x 68.9 cm.)
(Probably) Von Hacke collection.
Hausmann Collection, Hanover, by 1831, from where acquired in 1857 by,
King George V of Hanover for the Braunschweig-Lüneburg Fidei Kommissgalerie (no. 402); Berlin, Cassirer-Helbing, 27 April 1926, lot 157 (DM 760).
Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 4 July 1995, lot 80 (£95,000).
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, London, 7 December 2007, lot 143 (£46,100).
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Verzeichniss der Hausmann’schen Gemählde-Sammlung in Hanover, Braunschweig, 1831, p. 29, no. 51.
Hanover, Provincial Museum, 1891, no. 511.
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