BARTHOLOMEUS ASSTEYN |  Still life with apricots, cherries, currants, a peach, and a pink rose on a ledge; and Still life with a pear, currants, apricots and a pink rose on a ledge
BARTHOLOMEUS ASSTEYN |  Still life with apricots, cherries, currants, a peach, and a pink rose on a ledge; and Still life with a pear, currants, apricots and a pink rose on a ledge
BARTHOLOMEUS ASSTEYN |  Still life with apricots, cherries, currants, a peach, and a pink rose on a ledge; and Still life with a pear, currants, apricots and a pink rose on a ledge
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Property from an Italian Private Collection

BARTHOLOMEUS ASSTEYN | Still life with apricots, cherries, currants, a peach, and a pink rose on a ledge; and Still life with a pear, currants, apricots and a pink rose on a ledge

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP

Property from an Italian Private Collection

BARTHOLOMEUS ASSTEYN | Still life with apricots, cherries, currants, a peach, and a pink rose on a ledge; and Still life with a pear, currants, apricots and a pink rose on a ledge

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP

Lot Sold:27,500GBP

Description

Property from an Italian Private Collection

BARTHOLOMEUS ASSTEYN

Dordrecht 1607 - 1667/77

Still life with apricots, cherries, currants, a peach, and a pink rose on a ledge; and Still life with a pear, currants, apricots and a pink rose on a ledge


both signed and dated lower left: B. Asstijn. / 1633.

a pair, both oil on oak panel

the former: 24.2 x 36.6 cm.; 9½ x 14⅜ in.

the latter: 24.5 x 36.6 cm.; 9⅝ x 14⅜ in.

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Condition Report

Both single oak panels are uncradled, flat and stable, with thin batons supporting the pictures on all four sides. The paint surfaces are clean and the varnish is only slightly discoloured. The panels are in overall good condition.


The former: minor frame abrasion and tiny spots of retouching are visible along the lower left margin. There are small, fine, horizontal retouchings that are slightly discoloured, visible scattered throughout, along the wood grain. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms these and reveals a milky varnish, beneath which it is hard to discern any further intervention.


The latter: there is a small loss in the panel just left of centre in the lower margin. There are also visible, slightly discoloured small, fine, horizontal retouchings scattered throughout along the wood grain. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms these and also reveals a handful of fine, diagonal lines of retouching, upper right, as well as wash retouching in the upper right and lower left corners. There is a more recent spot of retouching at the edge of the leaf above the rose, right.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance

Private collection, England;

With Galerie de Jonckheere, Brussels, 1994, from whom acquired.

Exhibited

London, John Mitchell & Sons, The Inspiration of Nature, 1976, nos 1 and 2;

Paris, Carrousel du Louvre, XVIIème Biennale des Antiquaires, 10 – 24 November 1994, nos 51 and 52.

BARTHOLOMEUS ASSTEYN |  Still life with apricots, cherries, currants, a peach, and a pink rose on a ledge; and Still life with a pear, currants, apricots and a pink rose on a ledge
Property from an Italian Private Collection
BARTHOLOMEUS ASSTEYN | Still life with apricots, cherries, currants, a peach, and a pink rose on a ledge; and Still life with a pear, currants, apricots and a pink rose on a ledge
Lot Closed