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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Carstian Luyckx
VANITAS STILL LIFE WITH A TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, A BOOK, SHELLS, A SNAKE AND BUTTERFLIES
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 170,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
38

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Carstian Luyckx
VANITAS STILL LIFE WITH A TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, A BOOK, SHELLS, A SNAKE AND BUTTERFLIES
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 170,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Carstian Luyckx
ANTWERP 1623 - AFTER 1658
VANITAS STILL LIFE WITH A TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, A BOOK, SHELLS, A SNAKE AND BUTTERFLIES

Provenance

George Gravert, Boston;
From whom inherited by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Fred Meijer of the RKD, The Hague, for confirming this painting to be by Carstian Luyckx.  A close variant of this composition by the artist, signed lower center K. LVX, is in the collection of the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum in Budapest (Inv. no. 591, oil on canvas, 91.5 by 74 cm.).

Luyckx was accepted as a master in the Antwerp guild in 1645 and was documented there up until 1653.  He was an accomplished painter of floral still lifes, game pieces and vanitas.  Some of his later works have inscriptions in French and it is presumed that he may have left Antwerp and moved south though, as yet, there is no documentary evidence to support this.  Only two dated works are known, both from 1650.

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