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Dirck Govertsz.
Gorinchem (?) circa 1575 - 1646/7
A STILL LIFE WITH A STURGEON, A CARP AND OTHER FRESH-WATER                                 FISH, TOGETHER WITH COPPER BOWLS, SHELLS, OYSTERS, DUCKS IN A BUCKET, AND A HERON, ALL ON A WOODEN TABLE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 26,400 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
94
Dirck Govertsz.
Gorinchem (?) circa 1575 - 1646/7
A STILL LIFE WITH A STURGEON, A CARP AND OTHER FRESH-WATER                                 FISH, TOGETHER WITH COPPER BOWLS, SHELLS, OYSTERS, DUCKS IN A BUCKET, AND A HERON, ALL ON A WOODEN TABLE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 26,400 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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Dirck Govertsz.
Gorinchem (?) circa 1575 - 1646/7
GORINCHEM (?) CIRCA 1575 - 1646/7
A STILL LIFE WITH A STURGEON, A CARP AND OTHER FRESH-WATER                                 FISH, TOGETHER WITH COPPER BOWLS, SHELLS, OYSTERS, DUCKS IN A BUCKET, AND A HERON, ALL ON A WOODEN TABLE

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Fred G. Meijer for suggesting an attribution to the little-known Dirk Govertsz. on the basis of photographs. The artist is slightly better-known for his kitchen still lifes: one such, a Still life with lobster, fish and a hare, in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, includes a very similar suspended carp to the one in the upper left corner of the present picture.1 A photograph of a pure fish still life by him on a canvas of similar domensions to the present work, is kept at the RKD in The Hague.2

1. inv. no. G. K. 263, as Monogrammist D.G.; see F.G. Meijer, in L.M. Helmus (ed.), FISH. Still lifes by Dutch and Flemish masters 1550-1700, exhibition catalogue, Utrecht 2004, pp. 36-7, reproduced fig. 20.
2. whereabouts unknown; see Meijer, op. cit., p. 410, reproduced.

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