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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE EARLS OF WARWICK

Willem Claesz. Heda
STILL LIFE OF OYSTERS, A NAUTILUS CUP, A ROEMER, LEMON AND OTHER OBJECTS
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE EARLS OF WARWICK

Willem Claesz. Heda
STILL LIFE OF OYSTERS, A NAUTILUS CUP, A ROEMER, LEMON AND OTHER OBJECTS
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Willem Claesz. Heda
HAARLEM CIRCA 1596 - 1680
STILL LIFE OF OYSTERS, A NAUTILUS CUP, A ROEMER, LEMON AND OTHER OBJECTS
signed and dated lower right: HEDA 1662
oil on oak panel
52.6 by 67.4 cm.; 20 3/4  by 26 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Henry Richard Greville, 3rd Earl of Warwick (1779–1853);
Thence by descent, offered for sale ('By Order of the Trustees of The Warwick Castle Settlement'), London, Christies, 21 June 1968, lot 58 (withdrawn).

Exhibited

New York, Metropolitan Museum, on long term loan.

Literature

Cooper’s, History of Warwick and Guide to the Castle, illustrated, 1850, p.106, hanging in the Billiard Room;
W. Kendall, Inventory of Warwick Castle, ms., 1853, as ('Still Life by Heem (sic) 1662'), in the Billiard Room;
Anon., Inventory of Warwick Castle, ms., circa 1860, in the Billiard Room;
Anon., Inventory of the contents of Warwick Castle, ms., 1900, in the Morning Room.

Catalogue Note

This is a mature work by Heda, incorporating several of the objects and props that fill a number of works from preceding years, such as the elaborate mother-of-pearl nautilus cup. In late works such as this Heda has clearly abandoned the monochrome banketjes that dominated his youth and early maturity, towards the more sumptuous pronk still lifes popularised by Jan Davidsz. de Heem and Willem Kalf. 

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