26 January 2005
Gaspar Pieter Verbruggen II (Antwerp 1664-1730)
Lillies, peonies, sunflowers, foxglove and other flowers in an urn with a cockatoo on a stone ledge
signed 'gasper. pedro. verbruggen' (lower left)
oil on canvas
49½ x 37 in. (125.7 x 94 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 15 January 1987, lot 45.
Anonymous sale; Ader-Picard-Tajan, Paris, 5 December 1990, lot 37.
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We are grateful to Mr. Fred Meijer of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague, for confirming the attribution of the present work to Verbruggen on the basis of a color transparency (written communication, 23 August 2004).
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