8 July 2005
Johannes Borman (active Leiden and Amsterdam c. 1658)
A roemer with walnuts and almonds in a niche surrounded by a garland of lemons, peaches, apricots, oranges, cherries and grapes with a Red Admiral, wasps and ladybirds, a canopy above
oil on panel
37½ x 30 3/8 in. (95.2 x 77.1 cm.)
with Art Collectors Association, 1920 (according to a photograph in the Witt Library).
Max Lindlar; Christie's, London, 3 December 1948, lot 44, as A. Bosschaert (40 gns. to Herbert?).
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We are grateful to Fred Meijer of the RDK for confirming the attribution on inspection of the original.
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