17 December 1999
Willem Gabron (Antwerp 1619-1678)
A silver salt-cellar and upturned tazza, a pewter flagon, a roemer on a silver-gilt stand, a peeled lemon on a pewter plate, a loaf, a knife and nuts on a partly draped table
indistinctly signed and dated '...RON 1644' (centre right, on the knife)
oil on panel
33 x 38 in. (84.5 x 97.1 cm.)
with Douwes, Amsterdam.
Anon. Sale, Christie's, London, 29 November 1974, lot 15 (sold 7,000 gns.).
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N.R.A. Vroom, De Schilders van het monochrome banketje, Amsterdam, 1945, no. 125, pl. 174.
N.R.A. Vroom, A Modest Message, 1980, I, pp. 163-4, fig. 219, II, p. 54, no. 259, as dated 1640.
Mr. Fred Meijer believes this to be an autograph work by Gerret Willemsz. Heda (died before 1702) datable to circa 1646. He interprets the indistinct signature as that of the artist.
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