Lot 348
  • 348

Adriaen van Utrecht

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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93,750 GBP
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Description

  • Adriaen van Utrecht
  • Still life of artichoke, asparagus, green cabbage, onion, beans, carrots and other vegetables, all upon a wooden bench
  • signed and dated lower left on the bench: Adriaen. van. utrecht. fe. Ano .1641
  • oil on canvas
  • 75.9 by 119.4 cm.; 29 7/8  by 47 in.

Provenance

Senator Johann Heinrich Gaedertz (1781-1855), Lübeck, recorded as no. 36 in the 1840 family inventory;
Thence by descent.

Exhibited

Wiesbaden, Landesmuseum, on long term loan since 2009 and on permanent view since 2013.

Catalogue Note

Johann Heinrich Gaedertz was a successful businessman and senator in his native town of Lübeck. He and his wife shared an interest in old master paintings and acquired a large collection, with a particular focus on 17th century Dutch pictures. Most of these were displayed in a purpose-built gallery at their home where the couple frequently entertained.
Whereas the majority of the 300 paintings in the Gaedertz collection was sold by descendants at auction in Lübeck on 21 September 1864, the present picture has remained in the possession of the family until today.
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