9 July 2008
William Ormea (active Utrecht ?1611-1673)
A still life with a basket of sole, a cod and other fish, with a crab and seashells on a beach
signed and dated 'W. ORMEA. A. 1646.' (lower centre)
oil on canvas
27 x 40 in. (68.6 x 101.6 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 7 April 1981, lot 64.
Anonymous sale; Nagel Auktionen, Stuttgart, 5 December 1998, lot 558.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Fish: Still lifes by Dutch and Flemish masters 1550-1700, exhibition catalogue, Utrecht, Centraal Museum, 2004, pp. 47-8, fig. 32.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
From an Assyrian relief to a record-breaking swan decoy, the lots sold at Christie’s that have captivated our specialists
In the art world as on Wall Street, J Tomilson Hill plays to win. He is now opening a dedicated space for his stellar collection
Andrew Graham-Dixon on how full-length portraits have been used in history to boost the status of nobles, kings and statesmen
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
From Fort Worth to the French Riviera, 5 grand properties lavishly equipped for festive gatherings of friends and family
The story behind a double portrait from the Barney A. Ebsworth Collection that’s being offered in London in March