4 June 2009
Thomas Mertens (active Antwerp, 17th Century)
Grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, figs and a melon in an upturned basket, in a landscape
indistinctly signed 'Th.o:Mertens' (on the rock, lower center)
oil on canvas
34¼ x 43¾ in. (87 x 111.2 cm.)
J. Harvey Cochrane, Esq., England.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 8 July 1977, lot 27, as 'Jacob Mertens'.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Aberdeen, Art Gallery, Paintings from North-East Homes: Festival of Britain, 1951, no. 26, as 'Dutch School'.
Old Masters specialist Jonquil O’Reilly illuminates the story behind Anthony van Dyck’s sumptuous Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England
Intriguing and affordable works by Goya, Guercino, Scolari, Aluisetti and Vico — offered in Christie’s online sale
Specialist Sarah Reynolds on the women whose work made waves in Victorian Britain, from Emma Sandys to Laura, Lady Alma-Tadema
Andrew Graham-Dixon on how full-length portraits have been used in history to boost the status of nobles, kings and statesmen
Explore key British artists from the 19th century to the present day, to be offered across four sales of Modern British Art and British Impressionism this November at Christie’s London.
Revealed in public for the first time in almost 130 years, Chatterboxes offers an exciting missing link between French and British Impressionism