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Cornelis van Spaendonck

70,000 - 90,000 USD
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  • Cornelis van Spaendonck
  • A bouquet of flowers with a bird's nest
  • signed and dated lower right: Corneille/Van Spaendonck 1810 (?)
  • oil on canvas


Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 17 December 1998, lot 8;
With Bernheimer Gallery, London and Munich, 2000;
Anonymous Sale, Paris, Sotheby's, 21 June 2012, lot 89.


Probably  Paris, Salon, 1810, no. 815.


Probably, M. van Boven and S. Segal, Gerard en Cornelis van Spaendonck. Twee Brabantse bloemenschilders in Parijs, Maarssen 1988, p. 205, cat no. 218.

Catalogue Note

Cornelis van Spaendonck was trained in Antwerp and moved to Paris in 1773, following his elder brother, Gerard, who had settled there three years earlier.  Cornelis joined the Sèvres porcelain factory as a flower painter, eventually becoming director from 1785-1800.  Both Cornelis his brother adopted French versions of their names and most of their paintings are signed accordingly.

In 1810, Cornelis van Spaendonck exhibited three still lifes at the Salon.  This painting is probably identifiable with no. 815: Des fleurs sur un table où l'on voit un nid d'oiseau.