10 July 1998
Jan van Kessel I (Amsterdam 1641-1680)
A bowl of fruit, a bundle of asparagus, an artichoke, a bowl of figs, a squirrel, a melon and a sprig of plums on a ledge; and A basket of fruit, peaches, celery, an artichoke, a bundle of asparagus, a cabbage and other vegetables on a ledge
oil on copper
6.5/8 x 8½ in. (16.9 x 21.6 cm.)
a pair (2)
Joseph Ruyter, 1786 (inscriptions on the reverse).
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We are grateful to Mr. Fred Meijer for confirming the attribution.
Please note that the first line of the catalogue entry should read Jan van Kessel I (Antwerp 1626-1679) and not as stated.
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