Jan Davidsz. de Heem
- Jan Davidsz. de Heem
- Still life with a whole and a halved peach on a pewter plate, together with grapes, lemons and cherries, all on a table draped with a green cloth
- signed upper right: J. De. heem f
- oil on panel, the reverse branded with the panel maker's mark of François de Bout
- 26.2 x 38.5 cm.; 10 1/4 x 15 1/4 in.
With Wheeler, London;
With P. de Boer, Amsterdam;
In the collection of the family of the present owner since at least 1958.
Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, Nederlandse stillevens uit de zeventiende eeuw, 21 July – 2 September 1962, cat. no. 61;
Amsterdam, Gallery P. de Boer, 22 April – 31 May 1983; Braunschweig, Herzog Anton-Ulrich-Museum, 15 June – 31 July 1983, A Fruitful Past: A Survey of the Fruit Still lifes of the Northern and Southern Netherlands from Brueghel till Van Gogh, no. 35.
S. Segal in A Fruitful Past: A Survey of the Fruit Still lifes of the Northern and Southern Netherlands from Brueghel till Van Gogh, exhibition catalogue, Amsterdam and Braunschweig 1983, pp. 72, 119, cat. no. 35, reproduced;
I. Ember, Delights for the senses: Dutch and Flemish still-life paintings from Budapest, exhibition catalogue, Wasau 1989, p. 140, under no. B20.
The panel is stamped on the reverse with the maker's mark of François de Bout, a panel maker active in the 1630s and 1640s. Only two other works by de Heem are known to make use of a de Bout panel; the above-mentioned panel sold in 2012, and the signed Still life with fruit formerly with Galerie J.-M. Tassel, Paris, 1988 (35.2 x 52 cm), which Fred Meijer dates to 1649.
This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné on Jan Davidsz. de Heem, currently being prepared by Fred G. Meijer of the RKD, The Hague. Dr Meijer dates the painting to 1646.
1. See W. Liedtke, Dutch Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London 2007, vol. I, pp. 316–17, no. 74, reproduced.