JAN BAPTIST BOSSCHAERT | Still life of flowers including tulips, roses, and turban rannunuculous, in a stone urn decorated with putti, all on a stone ledge
Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP
JAN BAPTIST BOSSCHAERT
Antwerp 1667 - 1746
Still life of flowers including tulips, roses, and turban rannunuculous, in a stone urn decorated with putti, all on a stone ledge
signed lower right: Bosshaert
oil on canvas, with extensions of 8.9 cm. at the left and right margins, and 4 cm. at the upper margin
141.4 by 85cm.; 55⅝ by 33 1/2in.
The painting is lined, the canvas is lined and the varnish is discoloured. Retouching is visible along the extensions along all four margins, as well as to a repaired Q-shape centre right, and scattered in small, insignificant areas in the background. There is slight lifting in the paint surface in the head of the left putto in the vase, and in the bowl of the vase lower centre. Inspection under ultraviolet light is impeded by the milky varnish, which fluoresces opaquely but confirms the aforementioned retouchings, including small spots scattered in the still life. Any older restoration is impossible to discern, but the painting would appear to be largely untouched. In overall good condition.
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‘Spetchley Park -I. Worcestershire, The Seat of Mr. R. V. Berkeley', Country Life, 8 July 1916, p. 45, illustrated in the Drawing Room;
Inventory, 1949, in the Drawing Room
We are grateful to Dr Fred Meijer for endorsing the attribution to Jan Baptist Bosschaert on the basis of a digital image. Dr Meijer notes that this is an entirely characteristic work by Bosschaert, other still lifes by whom include similar urns sculpted with bacchanalian scenes and putti, such as the signed painting sold in these Rooms, 19 April 1989, lot 56.