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Jean-Michel Picart
A STILL LIFE OF A BASKET OF FLOWERS AND A MOUND OF FRUIT ON A SCULPTED STONE TABLE, PARTLY COVERED WITH A BLUE VELVET, GOLD-AND-SILVER-FRINGED CLOTH WITH DRAPERY AND A STONE COLUMN IN THE BACKGROUND
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 601,000 USD
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55
Jean-Michel Picart
A STILL LIFE OF A BASKET OF FLOWERS AND A MOUND OF FRUIT ON A SCULPTED STONE TABLE, PARTLY COVERED WITH A BLUE VELVET, GOLD-AND-SILVER-FRINGED CLOTH WITH DRAPERY AND A STONE COLUMN IN THE BACKGROUND
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 601,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jean-Michel Picart
ANTWERP 1600 - 1682 PARIS
A STILL LIFE OF A BASKET OF FLOWERS AND A MOUND OF FRUIT ON A SCULPTED STONE TABLE, PARTLY COVERED WITH A BLUE VELVET, GOLD-AND-SILVER-FRINGED CLOTH WITH DRAPERY AND A STONE COLUMN IN THE BACKGROUND

Provenance

Possibly identical with a painting described by Guiffrey as in the inventory of King Louis XIV;
With J. Kugel, Paris, 1971 (advertised in Revue du Louvre, no. 3);
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 7 July 2000, lot 45 for £410,750, where acquired by the present owner.

Literature

M. Faré, Le Grand Siècle de la Nature Morte en France. Le XVIIe Siècle, Fribourg 1974, p. 97, reproduced (as by J.-M. Picart).

Catalogue Note

Picart's still lifes were widely collected during the second half of the seventeenth century and at least seven of his paintings hung at Versailles and another eight at the Château de Marly. With this extraordinary level of royal patronage in mind it is none too surprising that, in his 1666-8 treatise Entretiens sur les vies et sur les ouvrages des plus excellents peintres..., André Félibien places Picart's name amongst those of the greatest ancient and modern painters.

Important Old Master Paintings Including European Works of Art

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