22 May 1998,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 34,500
USD 60,000 - USD 80,000
Gerrit Willemsz. Heda* (c.1620-1702)
A Banketje: A Roemer on a gilt Stand, a Stoneware Flagon, a Salt, a Faon-de-Venise, Oysters and Hazelnuts on pewter Plates with a Walnut and a Knife on a partially draped Ledge
dated and signed '1638./HEDA' and dated on the knife '1638'
oil on panel inset into panel
19 x 25in. (48.3 x 63.5cm.)
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Fred G. Meijer of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische, believes, on the basis of photographs, that the present painting is by Cornelius Mahu.
Kurt Schmitt, and by descent to Paul Schmitt, Thun, Germany.
with Newhouse Galleries, New York, from whom purchased by the family of the present owners in 1970.
Valérie Hess on the erotic — and semi-autobiographical — sculpture considered a masterpiece of the artist's late career
Asian Art specialist Tristan Bruck admires a Buddhist figure of the deity of longevity, and suggests how it might have served the Kangxi emperor and David Rockefeller