Lot 28
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Hieronymus Galle the Elder

30,000 - 50,000 USD
75,000 USD
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  • Hieronymus Galle the Elder
  • Pumpkins, grapes, peaches, plums, pomegranates, pears, figs, apples, and turnips by and on a plinth
  • signed on the plinth: GIROLIMO. GALLE. f.
  • oil on canvas
  • 36 x 44 inches


With, David Koetser, Zürich/New York, 1971;
Anonymous sale ("The Property of a Family"), London, Christie's, 12 December 1986, lot 26;
There purchased by Douwes Fine Art Ltd., London;
From whom purchased by Bernard Palitz. 

Catalogue Note

Though born in Antwerp, this bountiful still life by Hieronymus Galle illustrates an absorption of the mid-seventeenth century Roman still life tradition, no doubt introduced into Galle's own work following his sojourn to the Eternal City in 1661. Indeed, it was from that date onwards that he signed his works with the Italianized form of his name, Girolimo. By 1661 a precedent had been set with a number of northern still life artists having traveled to Rome, notably Abraham Brueghel, with whom this work can be easily compared.