London, South Kensington
23 April 2009
Pieter Faes (Meir 1750-1814 Antwerp)
A tulip, an iris, roses, chrysanthemums, polyanthas and other flowers in a sculpted urn, with a bird's nest on a marble ledge, and a beetle and a dragonfly
with signature 'P.Faes' (lower right, on the ledge)
oil on canvas
31¾ x 25 5/8 in. (80.6 x 65.1 cm.)
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We are grateful to Fred Meijer of the RKD for confirming the attribution on inspection of the original. He has suggested that a second artist, working within a couple of decades of the original, may have reworked certain parts of the composition.
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