FOLLOWER OF JOACHIM BEUCKELAER | A market stall of fruit, vegetables and game, with a man holding a jug and a maid holding a basket
Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP
FOLLOWER OF JOACHIM BEUCKELAER
A MARKET STALL OF FRUIT, VEGETABLES AND GAME, WITH A MAN HOLDING A JUG AND A MAID HOLDING A BASKET
oil on canvas
unframed: 111.5 x 151 cm.; 43⅞ x 59½ in.
framed: 137 x 175 cm.; 54 x 69 in.
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The canvas is lined, the paint surface is clean, and the varnish is clear and even. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a fairly extensive campaign of restoration throughout the upper half of the painting and through the woman's skirt. There are fewer, more sparsely scattered retouchings throughout the still life with two more concentrated areas in the tailfeathers of the woodcock 1 x 3 cm., and in the onions left of centre. Despite these the legibility of the image remains crisp and bright and the painting is ready to hang in its current state.
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Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 6 November 2001, lot 86;
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 27 October 2015, lot 553, where acquired by the present owner.
The present work is most likely a copy or variant of a lost Beuckelaer original, with the left half of the picture being repeated in other various works linked to the artist. The motif of the figures are discussed by Paul Verbraeken in the catalogue to the 1986 Ghent exhibition on Beuckelaer.1 We are grateful to Dr. Fred G. Meijer for his assistance in the cataloguing of this lot.
1 P. Verbraeken, Joachim de Beuckelaer. Het Markt-en Keukenstuk in de Nederlanden 1550-1650, exh. cat., Ghent 1986, pp. 137-39.