26 January 2001
JACOB MARREL (Frankenthal 1613/14-1681 Frankfurt-am-Main)
A parrot, a parakeet, a melon, bunches of grapes, peaches, and other fruit, with a lizard, a beetle and other insects, on a rocky ledge
bears signature 'AMignon.f.' ('AM' linked, lower left)
oil on canvas
30¼ x 37¾ in. (76.8 x 95.8 cm.)
Comartin collection, Paris (according to a label on the reverse of the stretcher).
Mrs. Else Krak; her sale, Winkel and Magnusson, Copenhagen, 30 January 1931, lot 51, as Mignon.
Copenhagen, Consul General Hjalmar Hartmann, by 1944, as Mignon, and by descent to
Hjalmar Hartmann, Hellerup, circa 1960.
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Kunst i Privat Eje, Copenhagen, 1944, I, p. 358, as Abraham Mignon.
P. Gammelbo, Dutch Still-Life Painting from the 16th to the 18th centuries in Danish Collections, Copenhagen, 1960, p. 112, no. 159, illustrated, as Abraham Mignon.
We are grateful to Mr. Fred Meijer of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorisches Documentatie for suggesting the attribution to Jacob Marrel (private communication, 31 October 2000). Mr. Meijer believes the present painting to be a late work by the artist and comparable to a still life from 1676, sold, Christie's, New York, 10 January 1980, lot 33 (where erroneously dated 1656).
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