- Carstian Luyckx
- A still life of tulips, roses, daffodils and other flowers, with butterflies, in a glass vase on a stone ledge
- oil on oak panel
With David Koetser, by 2011, from whom acquired by the present owner.
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Trained under Philips de Marlier and Frans Francken III, Luyckx is documented in Antwerp up until 1653, having been made a master in the Guild of Saint Luke in 1645. As some of his later paintings have French inscriptions, it is presumed that after this time he may have travelled south, though as yet there is no documentary evidence to support this and with only two known dated pictures, it is difficult to establish a chronology for his work.
We are grateful to Fred G. Meijer of the RKD, The Hague, for endorsing the attribution to Carstian Luyckx and for dating this painting to the first half of the 1650s, before the artist's move away from Antwerp.