3 December 1997
Michiel Simons (d. 1673)
Grapes, Peaches, Plums and Apricots in a Wanli kraak porselein Bowl, a peeled Lemon on a pewter Plate, a Roemer, Plums, Cherries and other Fruit and a Bread Roll on a partly draped Ledge
with monogram and date 'JVH . 1667' (on the edge of the ledge, lower left)
oil on canvas
22¼ x 28 3/8in. (56.5 x 72cm.)
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For a similar composition by the artist, see Christie's, Amsterdam, 10 Nov. 1997, lot 122.
Dr. Sam Segal has suggested an alternative attribution to Jacob Fransz. van de Merck (1610-1664).
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