7 December 2011
Isaak Soreau (Frankfurt 1604-1644)
Grapes, peaches and plums on a Delft platter and grapes in a woven basket, with strawberries, cherries and a fly on a stone ledge
oil on panel, marouflaged
25 3/8 x 33¾ in. (64.5 x 85.7 cm.)
the panel stamped with the hand of the guild of Antwerp
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Monaco, 4 December 1992, lot 34 (388,500 French francs).
Anonymous sale; Ader Tajan, Paris, 15 December 1993, lot 66 (620,000 French francs).
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G. Bott, Die Stillebenmaler Soreau, Binoit, Codino und Marrell in Hanau und Frankfurt 1600-1650, Hanau, 2001, pp. 107-8 and 187, no. WV.IS.40, fig. 90 (illustrated in reverse).
We are grateful to Fred Meijer, of the RKD, The Hague, for confirming the attribution, on the basis of photographs.
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