- Jacob Marrel
- An overturned vase of flowers resting on a ledge
- signed and dated lower right: J. Marrell. f/1669
- oil on canvas
- 14 by 17 1/4 in.; 35.5 by 43.3 cm.
By whose Estate sold, London, Christie's, 10 July 1998, lot 175 (incorrectly as oil on canvas transferred from panel);
David Koetser, 1998.
G. Bott, Die Stillebenmaler Soreau, Binoit, Codino und Marrell in Hanau und Frankfurt, Hanau 2001, p. 235, cat. no. WV.M.38, reproduced; p. 138, fig. 123, reproduced in color (incorrectly as oil on panel).
Although born in Frankenthal on the Rhine, Marrel is more closely associated with the two great centers of still life painting in northern Europe: Frankfurt and Utrecht. Having initially trained under Georg Flegel in the former, he soon moved to Utrecht in the early 1630s where he worked with Jan Davidsz. De Heem. He also came under the influence of the Bosschaert family of flower painters and Roelandt Savery, who had settled in Utrecht after working for Rudolf II in Prague. Back in Frankfurt in 1650, Marrel tutored the young Abraham Mignon and later arranged for him to further his training in Utrecht with de Heem.