Cornelis van Spaendonck | A STILL LIFE OF A PARROT TULIP, ROSES AND OTHER FLOWERS IN A BASKET, ON A MARBLE LEDGE
Cornelis van Spaendonck
1756 - 1840
A STILL LIFE OF A PARROT TULIP, ROSES AND OTHER FLOWERS IN A BASKET, ON A MARBLE LEDGE
signed Corneille van Spaendonck. and dated 1827. (lower right)
oil on canvas
16 3/8 by 12 1/2 in.
41.6 by 31.8 cm
We are grateful to Fred G. Meijer for confirming the attribution of the present lot after first hand inspection.
The canvas is tightly relined. A decorative image with well preserved colors is in overall good condition. Details on the flowers and stone ledge read well. Inspection under UV reveals some inconsistency to the surface of the canvas at bottom left, though this is not visible to the naked eye. Very few scattered lines of retouching on the ledge. Painting can hang in its present state and is offered in a gilded wood frame.
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Cornelis van Spaendonck, though born in the Netherlands and trained in Belgium, established his career in Paris as both a flower painter and Director of Design at the porcelain factory of Sèvres. He moved to Paris in 1773, following his brother Gerard, who was also an artist. Cornelis van Spaendonck became a member of the Académie des Beaux Arts by 1789 and exhibited his paintings in the Salons of Paris until 1833.
This work was realized in Van Spaendonck’s final years, and is exemplary of his lavish representations of flowers, which are placed in a basket that rests on an elaborately designed marble ledge. The romantic paintings Van Spaendonck created are currently exhibited in many prominent museums like the Musée du Louvre, Paris.