25 April 2001
Circle of Jan van Huysum (Amsterdam 1682-1749)
Grapes on the vine, peaches, a melon, redcurrants, a split walnut, with Morning Glory, other flowers and a butterfly on a marble plinth
with signature 'Jan Van Huysum fecit' (lower right)
oil on canvas
23 1/8 x 19 1/8 in. (58.7 x 48.6 cm.)
Anon. Sale, Christie's, London, 6 July 1984, lot 55, as 'Jan van Huysum' (£26,000 to the present owner).
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Three smaller versions, all measuring approximately 16½ x 12½ in. and all signed, are known: that in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, no. 267; that sold Christie's, London, 29 June 1979, lot 98; and that sold Sotheby's, London, 4 April 1984, lot 80.
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