10 July 1998
Jan Adriaensz. van Staveren (Leiden 1625-1668)
A greengrocer's stall by a gothic style building, a port beyond
signed twice and dated 'JOAN/STAVER/TE FECIT' and 'JStave/ren (JS in monogram) /A.o.1666,' (on the column, centre right)
oil on panel
15¾ x 19.3/8 in. (40 x 49.2 cm.)
H.L. Bischoffscheim, Bute House, South Audley Street, London (+); Christie's, London, 7 May 1926, lot 92 (70gns. to Holland).
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W. Bernt, The Netherlandish Painters of the Seventeenth Century, 1970, Munich, III, pl. 1107.
E.J. Sluijter, catalogue of the exhibition, Leidse Fijnschilden, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, 1988, p. 62, fig. 36.
Henry Louis Bischoffscheim (d. 1908), the banker, formed a considerable collection of pictures and predominantly French furniture for Bute House in the 1860s and 1870s. Both house and pictures were sold after the death of his widow, Tiepolo's Allegory with Venus and Time remaining in situ in the ceiling until its sale in these Rooms, 27 June 1969, lot 68, when it was acquired by the National Gallery, London.
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