PIETER CLAESZ | Still life with a roemer, olives, a half-peeled lemon, bread rolls and fish on pewter plates, all on a table draped with a white cloth
Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
Berchem 1597/8 - 1660/1 Haarlem
Still life with a roemer, olives, a half-peeled lemon, bread rolls and fish on pewter plates, all on a table draped with a white cloth
oil on oak panel
47.4 x 63.6 cm.; 18⅝ x 25 in.
The panel is uncradled, flat and stable. A horizontal join runs the width of the panel through the centre. The paint surface is slightly dirty, and the varnish slightly discoloured. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals retouching throughout the background and white tablecloth, as well as some strengthening to the vine leaves and the flesh of the salmon. In overall fair condition.
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With Wilhelm & P. Mohnen, Rottach-Egern, 1968;
Carl Schünemann, Bremen, 1972;
With Galerie Cramer, The Hague, 1979, from whom acquired.
Rotterdam 2008, no. 44.
The SØR Rusche Collection has been exhibited extensively over the last two decades. Please click here for further information.
N.R.A. Vroom, A Modest Message as Intimated by the Painters of the 'Monochrome Banketje', Schiedam 1980, vol. II, p. 39, cat. no. 168, reproduced vol. I, p. 45, fig. 52;
P.J. Harke, Stilleben von Paula Modersohn-Becker, Bremen 1985, p. 89;
A. Schnyder-von Waldkirch, 'Trinkgefäße im Laufe der Zeit', in Hotel Journal, Switzerland 1994, p. 19;
Raupp 2004, pp. 82–85, cat. no. 12, reproduced in colour;
M. Brunner-Bulst, Pieter Claesz., Lingen 2004, p. 314, cat. no. 189, reproduced in colour p. 109;
Rotterdam 2008, p. 65, cat. no. 44, reproduced in colour.
Friedrich von Amerling, the first recorded owner of this painting, was court painter to Franz Josef between 1835–80. He was one of Austria’s most successful 19th century painters, and one of the most important representatives of the Biedermeier period.