Lot 11
  • 11

Jan van Kessel the Elder

200,000 - 300,000 GBP
272,750 GBP
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  • Jan Van Kessel the Elder
  • Butterflies, moths, a dragonfly and other insects, with a spring of apple blossom
  • indistinctly inscribed by a later hand on the reverse: Monser fontenoy par.../P(?)apion..fich....
  • oil on copper
  • 14 x 19.4 cm.; 5 1/2  x 7 5/8  in.


Private collection, France, since the 18th century;

With Johnny van Haeften, London;

From whom acquired by the present owner in March 2003.


K. Ertz and C. Nitze-Ertz, Die Maler Jan van Kessel. Jan van Kessel der Ältere 1626–1679, Jan van Kessel der Jüngere 1654–1708, Jan van Kessel der 'Andere' ca. 1620 - ca. 1621, Lingen 2012, p. 268, no. 401, reproduced.

Catalogue Note

See note to preceding lot.