23 January 2004
Joris van Son (Antwerp 1623-1667)
Peaches and oysters on a silver platter with grapes, plums and peaches in a basket and a lobster on a partially covered table
oil on canvas
13½ x 17½ in. (34.4 x 44.5 cm.)
with Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox, London, 1959, from where purchased by the uncle of the present owner.
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We are grateful to Mr. Fred Meijer of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorisches Documentatie, The Hague, for the attribution to van Son and for dating the painting to circa 1660. He describes it as a 'lovely example' of the artist's work.
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