17 December 1999
Elias van den Broeck (Amsterdam c. 1650-1708)
A forest floor still life with a bird's nest, toadstools, snails, blackberries, Tortoiseshell, Aurora, and Common Blue butterflies
oil on panel
12 x 10 in. (31.7 x 26.7 cm.)
Purchased by Willem Philip Barnaart (1781-1851) for his furnishing of Barnaart House, Haarlem, and subsequently moved to Vogelenzang on his acquisition of that house in 1807, and by descent to
Jonkheer Barnaart, 1941.
Anon. Sale, Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 10 May 1971, lot 33, as Paul Theodore van Brussel.
Anon. Sale, Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, November 1974, lots 12 and 13, as Paul Theodore van Brussel.
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Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, July-November 1941, as P.T. van Brussel.
We are grateful to Mr. Fred Meijer for the attribution, given on the basis of a photograph.
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