24 January 2003
Nicolas Lachtropius (Amsterdam? active 1656-1700)
Roses, peonies, tulips and other flowers, in a glass bowl standing on a veined marble slab, the corner which is covered in a plum-colored silk drapery
oil on canvas
28¾ x 23¼ in. (73 x 59 cm.)
Arthur M. Grenfell, Esq.; his sale, Christie's, London, 26 June 1914, lot 1, as W. van Aelst.
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We are grateful to Mr. Fred Meijer of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorisches Documentatie, The Hague, for confirming the attribution to Lachtropius from photographs (private communication, 29 November 2002).
Please note additional provenance:
Sir Harold Mitchell, Bt., Tulliallan Castle, Scotland, thence by descent.
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