Lot 73
  • 73

Joris van Son

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • Joris van Son
  • Still life of grapes, peaches, a pomegranate and other fruit hanging from a nail before a stone niche
  • signed lower left: J. VAN. SON
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Dr. Fritz Muthmann, Geneva;
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 11 December 1991, lot 216.

Condition

A fairly recent relining is firm and stable. the paint surface has been very slightly pressed, however detail still reads very well and colors remain strong. examination under ultraviolet light reveals some retouching to the top of green grapes, some on orange at right and some inpaints to craquelure here and there on fruit. a small retouch can be seen on blue ribbon and some scattered in background. there is no need for further work and painting may be hung as is. In a plain brown wood frame with gilt inner edge.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Fred Meijer of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague for confirming the attribution, based on an image.