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Ernst Stuven
STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS IN A GLASS VASE WITH A BUTTERFLY, ALL ON A LEDGE
Estimate
40,00060,000
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172
Ernst Stuven
STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS IN A GLASS VASE WITH A BUTTERFLY, ALL ON A LEDGE
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Ernst Stuven
HAMBURG CIRCA 1657 - 1712 ROTTERDAM
STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS IN A GLASS VASE WITH A BUTTERFLY, ALL ON A LEDGE

signed with an original signature lower center, now unreadable


oil on canvas
29 by 23 ¼ in.; 73.5 by 59 cm.
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Provenance

Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, 11 April 1991, lot 77 (as by Stuven, bearing a false Ruysch signature);
There purchased by the present collector.

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Fred Meijer of the RKD, The Hague for confirming this painting to be a work by Stuven, on the basis of a photograph.

Stuven was born in Hamburg where his first teacher was the still life painter Georg Hinz.  According to the biographer Arnold Houbraken, after relocating to Holland he was a pupil of of Willem van Aelst in Amsterdam and, later, Abraham Mignon in Utrecht.  He eventually woked on his own in Amsterdam, specializing in lush flower and fruit still lifes that echo many of the motifs of his teachers.

Important Old Master Paintings & Sculpture

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