11 May 1994
F. Smets (17th century)
A 'pronk' still life with a stoneware jug, a melon, a berkemeyer on a silver stand, a gilt cup and cover, a flute, an upturned silver tazza, a lemon and peaches with a knife on a silver plate, grapes and a gilt fob watch on a draped table
signed lower left F:SMETS.fec, oil on canvas (the top corners made up)
94.5 x 80 cm
Anon. Sale, Galerie Moderne Brussels, 18 June 1973, lot 683, with ill.
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The artist seems to be unrecorded. Judging from the style of the present lot, he can not be identical with Jacob Smets (1680-1764), whose still lives were influenced by Spanish examples
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