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PSEUDO-JAN VAN KESSEL II | A still life of flowers in a porcelain bowl and a squirrel on a stone ledge

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

Property from an Italian Private Collection

PSEUDO-JAN VAN KESSEL II | A still life of flowers in a porcelain bowl and a squirrel on a stone ledge

PSEUDO-JAN VAN KESSEL II | A still life of flowers in a porcelain bowl and a squirrel on a stone ledge

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

25,000

GBP

Property from an Italian Private Collection

PSEUDO-JAN VAN KESSEL II

active in southern Europe in the second half of the 17th century

A still life of flowers in a porcelain bowl and a squirrel on a stone ledge


oil on copper

12.3 x 17.4 cm.; 14⅞ x 6⅞ in.

The painting is very good overall condition. The copper panel is stable and secured on a wooden stretcher. The paint surface appears well preserved, with no signs of wear or any significant damages, save an old 4 cm surface scratch lower right above the squirrel. The varnish layer has slightly discoloured. Ultra-violet light is impeded by the varnish but reveals only old strengthenings in the background and ledge. The flowers are all intact.

This lot is offered with a modern stained and veneered wood frame in very good condition


"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."

With Galerie Robert Finck, Brussels (as Jan van Kessel II);

Private collection, Milan, since 1998.

M.-L. Hairs, Les peintres flamands de fleurs au XVIIe siècle, Tournai 1998, p. 299, reproduced in colour fig. 99 (as Jan van Kessel II);

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. 451, cat. no. 186 (as Jan van Kessel II).