21 April 2004
Floris Verster (Dutch, 1861-1927)
Gemberpot met doronicums: flowers in a ginger jar
signed and dated 'Floris Verster '10' (lower left)
oil on panel
27 x 21.5 cm.
H. Brückmann-Kröller, The Hague.
K. Brückmann, Harskamp.
Kunsthandel G.J. Nieuwenhuizen Segaar, The Hague.
Dr. J.B.W. Polak, Amsterdam; Sale, Christie's Amsterdam, 10 December 1992, lot 190.
Anon. Sale, Christie's Amsterdam, 21 April 1993, lot 221.
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W. Scherjon, Floris Verster, Utrecht, 1928, p. 89, cat.no. 188, ill.
C. Vogelaar, Floris Verster, Leiden, 2003, p. 128, ill.
It has been suggested that the present lot was bought directly from the artist by Mrs H. Brückmann-Kröller, daughter of the renowned collector Helene Kröller-Müller, founder of the Museum which bears her name. Around 1910 there was a lot of contact between the artist and and the Kröller family.
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