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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Jan Baptist van Fornenburgh
STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS IN A WAN-LI PORCELAIN VASE, RESTING ON A STONE LEDGE WITH A MOUSE, OBSERVED BY A SCARLET MACAW
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LOT SOLD. 62,500 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Jan Baptist van Fornenburgh
STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS IN A WAN-LI PORCELAIN VASE, RESTING ON A STONE LEDGE WITH A MOUSE, OBSERVED BY A SCARLET MACAW
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 GBP
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Jan Baptist van Fornenburgh
ACTIVE IN THE HAGUE CIRCA 1585/95 - 1648/9
STILL LIFE OF FLOWERS IN A WAN-LI PORCELAIN VASE, RESTING ON A STONE LEDGE WITH A MOUSE, OBSERVED BY A SCARLET MACAW
signed with monogram and dated lower centre: IB F. 1629
oil on oak panel
24.7 x 31.3 cm.; 9 3/4  x 12 3/8  in.
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Provenance

With P. de Boer, Amsterdam;
W. Reineke, Amersfoort, by 1962;
Private collection, Germany, 1988;
With Charles Roelofsz, Amsterdam 1992–93 (when exhibited both years at TEFAF, Maastricht).

Exhibited

Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, Nederlandse stillevens uit de zeventiende eeuw, 21 July – 2 September 1962, no. 51;
Laren, Singer Museum, Modernen van toen 1570–1630 – Vlaamse schilderkunst en haar invloed, 15 June – 1 September 1963, no. 70;
Amsterdam, Gallery P. de Boer, 13 March – 11 April 1982; and 's-Hertogenbosch, Noordbrabants Museum, 29 April – 30 May 1982, A flowery past – A survey of Dutch and Flemish flower painting from 1600 until the present, no. 47;
Delft, Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof; Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum; and Fort Worth, Texas, Kimbell Art Museum, A Prosperous Past. The sumptuous still life in The Netherlands 1600–1700, 1988 – 1989, no. 22;
Amsterdam, Nieuwe Kerk, De Tulpen en de Kunst, 8 October – 6 November 1994, no. S14;
Vic-sur-Seille, Musée Départemental Georges de la Tour, Un Cabinet Imaginaire, Natures Mortes et Vanités du XVIIème Siècle, 10 May – 4 September 2005, no. 14.

Literature

H.E. van Gelder, 'Jan Baptist van Fornenburgh de Oude', Mededelingen van de Dienst voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen, The Hague 1931, p. 242;
I. Bergström, 'Dordrecht impressions', Apollo, vol. 77, 1963, pp. 448 and 450, reproduced fig. 2;
P. Gammelbo, 'Some flower still lifes by Jan Baptist van Fornenburgh', Artes, Periodical of Fine Arts, vol. I, October 1965, pp. 9 and 12, cat. no. XIII;
S. Segal, A Flowery Past – A Survey of Dutch and Flemish Flower Painting from 1600 until the Present, exh. cat., Amsterdam 1982, p. 94, cat. no. 47, reproduced;
L.J. Bol, 'Goede onbekenden', Tableau, vol. 4, no. 3, December 1981/ January 1982, p. 260, reproduced fig. 3;
L.J. Bol, Goede onbekenden – Hedendaagse herkenning en waardering van verscholen, voorbijgezien en onderschat talent, Utrecht 1982, pp. 87–88, reproduced p. 87, fig. 3;
S. Segal and W.B. Jordan, A Prosperous Past. The Sumptuous Still Life in The Netherlands 1600–1700, The Hague 1988, pp. 108 and 234, cat. no. 22, reproduced in colour p. 107;
G. Diss and L. Turnherr, Un Cabinet Imaginaire, Natures Mortes et Vanités du XVIIème Siècle, exh. cat., Vic-sur-Seille 2005, pp. 18–19, cat. no. 14, reproduced.

Catalogue Note

The conjunction of a macaw and a flower still life is unusual in Dutch 17th-century painting, although this is the subject of Jeronimus Sweerts' only known signed work, which was included in the same exhibition as the present picture in 2005 in Vic-sur-Seille.1 Fornenburgh included a scarlet macaw in a painted study of various birds, a signed work that was with Johnny van Haeften in 2002.

1 Dated 1626; see Diss and Turnherr 2005, p. 40, reproduced.

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