DANIEL VAN BEKE | STILL LIFE WITH ROSES, TULIPS, PRIMULAS, HYACINTHS AND OTHER SPRING FLOWERS IN A VASE ON A MARBLE LEDGE
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 GBP
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
DANIEL VAN BEKE
Dirksland 1669 - 1728 Bodegraven
STILL LIFE WITH ROSES, TULIPS, PRIMULAS, HYACINTHS AND OTHER SPRING FLOWERS IN A VASE ON A MARBLE LEDGE
signed and dated lower right: D:VAN BEKE f 1715
oil on canvas
unframed: 66.2 x 48.2 cm.; 26 x 19 in.
framed: 78 x 60.5 cm.; 30¾ x 23⅞ in.
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The canvas has a firm lining, the paint surface is relatively clean with a clear and even varnish.
Inspection under ultra violet light reveals retouching throughout the background, particularly around the silhouettes of the leaves and flowers at the edges. The still life itself remains relatively untouched saved for retouchings to two small losses in the urn and some retouching scattered in the butterfly and flower at the lower left. In overall fair condition.
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W.R. Rees-Davies, M.P. (1916–92);
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 25 April 1951, lot 104, for £30;
Herbert Frederick Brudenell Foster (1908–96), Park House, Drumoak;
By whose Executors sold, London, Christie's, 18 April 1997, lot 98;
Anonymous sale, Vienna, Dorotheum, 10 June 1998, lot 146, when acquired.
A. Blankert, 'Daniel van Beke, schout, schilder en dichter', in Oud Holland, vol. 82, 1968, pp. 242 and 245, reproduced fig. 1;
Saur Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon. Die bildenden aller Künstler Zeiten und Völker, vol. 8, Munich and Leipzig 1992, p. 351;
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 5, Stilleben und Tierstücke, Münster/Hamburg/London 2004, pp. 54–57, cat. no. 5, reproduced in colour.
First published by Blankert, this is the only extant, signed still life painting by this artist, who from 1695 was sheriff and notary at Bodegraven. He was taught to paint by Jacob Weyerman, whose signed painting at the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, contains many similarities to the present still life.
1 Inv. no. 382; https://rkd.nl/en/explore/images/63149