17 December 1999
Jan Olis (Gorkum c. 1610-1676 Heusdem)
A kitchen interior with a hare and a mallard on a table by a basket with fish on a terracotta plate, apples, artichokes and other vegetables
signed with monogram 'JO' (centre left, on the basket)
oil on panel, oval
11 x 13 in. (28.5 x 34.2 cm.)
Sir Henry Thompson, 1873.
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London, Royal Academy, Winter Exhibition of Works of the Old Masters, 1873, no. 98 as 'Isaac van Ostade'.
Still lifes by the artist are rare. Another kitchen interior is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. no. A 296). For a discussion of Olis' still lifes, see I. Bergstrm, 'Jan Olis as a Still Life Painter', Oud Holland, 66, 1951, pp. 56ff.
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