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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTOR

Juriaan van Streek
STILL LIFE WITH A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL AND EWER, A SILVER PORRINGER, FRUIT AND OTHER OBJECTS, ON A PARTLY DRAPED TABLE
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 USD
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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTOR

Juriaan van Streek
STILL LIFE WITH A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL AND EWER, A SILVER PORRINGER, FRUIT AND OTHER OBJECTS, ON A PARTLY DRAPED TABLE
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 USD
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Juriaan van Streek
AMSTERDAM(?) 1632 - 1687 AMSTERDAM
STILL LIFE WITH A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL AND EWER, A SILVER PORRINGER, FRUIT AND OTHER OBJECTS, ON A PARTLY DRAPED TABLE
signed lower left: J.V. Stre..k
oil on canvas
25 1/8  by 20 1/2  in.; 63.8 by 52.3 cm.
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Provenance

With Alfred Brod, London;
Willem M.J. Russell, Amsterdam;
From whom acquired in circa 1980-81 by the present collector.

Exhibited

Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, Nederlandse Stillevens uit de zeventiende eeuw, 21 July - 2 September 1962, no. 100;
Tokyo, National Museum of Western Art; Kyoto, Municipal Museum, The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings and Drawings of the 17th Century, 19 October 1968 - 2 March 1969, no. 62 (as circa 1665/70);
Amsterdam, Amsterdams Historisch Museum, 17e-eeuwse schilderijen uit de verzameling Willem Russell, 20 June - 13 September 1970, no, 87;
Auckland, Auckland City Art Gallery, Still-Life in the age of Rembrandt, 1982, no. 16;
Amsterdam, Gallery Pieter de Boer; Brunswick, Anton-Ulrich Museum, A Fruitful Past, A Survey of the Fruit Still Lifes of the Northern and Southern Netherlands from Brueghel till Van Gogh, 22 April - 31 July 1983, no. 52.


Literature

L.J. Bol, Holländische Maler des 17. Jahrhunderts nahe den grossen Meistern, Landschaften und Stilleben, Brunswick 1969, p. 347, reproduced p. 348, fig. 312;
I. Bergström, "The Russell Collection in Amsterdam," in Apollo, vol. 96, no. 125, July 1972, p. 38, reproduced p. 40, fig. 4;
E. de Jongh, in Still-Life in the age of Rembrandt, exhibition catalogue, Auckland 1982, cat. no. 113, reproduced p. 112;
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 Brunswick 1983, p. 127, cat. no. 52, reproduced.

Catalogue Note

Van Streek is first documented in Amsterdam in 1653, where he seems to have remained for his entire career.  Primarily a painter of still lifes, he also produced tronies and is mentioned as a portrait painter, though none are accounted for today.  Although we know nothing about his artistic training, many of his still life paintings show a close affinity to those of the Rotterdam-born painter Willem Kalf (1619-1693), who was also first reported working in Amsterdam in 1653.  During the previous decade, Kalf had developed a more sumptuous form of still life painting (pronkstilleven).  Depicting a variety of precious and exotic objects and foods, these paintings were a reflection of the growing wealth and power of the Dutch Republic and the benefits of trade.  With his ability to skillfully render different objects and textures, Van Streek was able to successfully meet the burgeoning demand for these symbols of prosperity.

This striking still life incorporates some of Van Streek’s favorite elements such as the blue and white Chinese porcelain objects and velvet drapery which he used repeatedly in his works.  The tilted bowl of fruit set against strong vertical objects, here a tall wine glass and ewer, was a compositional device he used in many of his paintings.  Van Streek rarely dated his pictures and seems to have maintained a consistent style throughout his career. 

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