London, South Kensington
18 December 1998
Bartholomeus Assteyn (1607-c.1667)
Peaches on a porcelain dish, on a partially draped ledge
signed (?) 'B.Asteijn./1638.' (lower left)
oil on panel
13.3/8 x 18½ in. (34 x 47 cm.)
Comte Cravens; (+) sale, Le Roy, Brussels, 5-6 Ocober 1922, lot 4 as 'Assteyn: Pêches'.
Anon. Sale, Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 7 February 1933, lot 297.
Anon. Sale, P. Brandt, Amsterdam, 26 November-2 December 1974, lot 16, illustrated.
Anon. Sale, Eberhart, Zurich, 30 May-1 June 1991, lot 360, illustrated.
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L.J. Bol, 'Bartolomeus Assteijn, Dordts schilder van blommen en fruyten', Oude Holland, 68, 1953, pp.136-148, no.8.
We are grateful to Mr. Fred Meijer for confirming the attribution from a photograph. At the time of the 1974 sale, the painting was illustrated with additional insects and walnuts.
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