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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Ottomar Elliger the Elder
A GARLAND OF FLOWERS AND FRUIT AROUND A STONE NICHE WITH BUTTERFLIES, A SNAKE AND A SPIDER
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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Ottomar Elliger the Elder
A GARLAND OF FLOWERS AND FRUIT AROUND A STONE NICHE WITH BUTTERFLIES, A SNAKE AND A SPIDER
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Details & Cataloguing

Ottomar Elliger the Elder
COPENHAGEN 1633 - 1679 BERLIN
A GARLAND OF FLOWERS AND FRUIT AROUND A STONE NICHE WITH BUTTERFLIES, A SNAKE AND A SPIDER

Provenance

Fritz Schmid (b. circa 1860), married to Amalia Paganini;
Thence by family descent to Nicolas Bischoff-Schmid, Basel (1928–87);
Thence by inheritance to the present owner.

Catalogue Note

Elliger lived and worked in the Netherlands, Denmark and latterly in Germany, where he became court painter in Berlin. According to Arnold Houbraken he was a pupil of Daniel Seghers. The motif of a single spider hanging down within a still-life garland is found in another painting attributed to Elliger, sold London, Christie's, 13 December 2002, lot 142.

We are grateful to Dr Fred G. Meijer for endorsing the attribution to Elliger on the basis of digital images.

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