5 November 2003
Circle of Cornelis Mahu (Antwerp c. 1613-1689)
An upturned tazza, a roemer, a façon-de-Venise glass, oysters, a bun, a lemon, a knife and a tazza on pewter plates, with a porcelain bowl on a partly-draped ledge
oil on canvas
90.6 x 177.6 cm.
Clementin Collection, no. 27 (according to the sale catalogue of 1932).
H.I.R.H. Princess Gisela of Bavaria (1856-1932); (+) sale, Helbing, Munich, 28 September 1932, lot 307, as Willem Claesz. Heda (sold 1,150 marks).
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N.R.A. Vroom, De Schilders van het Monochrome Banketje, Amsterdam, 1945, no. 146.
Idem, A Modest Message as intimated by the Painters of the Monochrome Banketje, Schiedam, 1980, II, p. 59, no. 286, as 'Gerrit Willem Heda.'
As noted by Vroom (1980 loc. cit.), the left half of the present composition is taken from a painting by Willem Claesz. Heda, signed and dated 1635, formerly with Brod, London (see ibid., p. 70, no. 351a, fig. 76).
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