JAN PAUL GILLEMANS THE ELDER | A GARLAND OF FRUIT BEFORE CLASSICAL RUINS, WITH A FOUNTAIN AND A SOUTHERN LANDSCAPE BEYOND
Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
JAN PAUL GILLEMANS THE ELDER
Antwerp 1618 - 1675
A GARLAND OF FRUIT BEFORE CLASSICAL RUINS, WITH A FOUNTAIN AND A SOUTHERN LANDSCAPE BEYOND
signed lower centre: J P Gillem[...]
oil on canvas
unframed: 83.7 x 121.8 cm.; 33 x 47⅞ in.
framed: 100.5 x 139 cm.; 39½ x 54¾ in.
Please see shipping calculator link: click here.
The canvas is lined, the paint surface is dirty, with an even but somewhat oxidised varnish with a distinctive craquelure. There are no major damages visible to the naked eye. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a scattering of retouches throughout, the most significant of which are in the corner of the architectural motif in the centre of the composition; in the peak of the mountain beyond; and in the lower right and upper right quarters. The still life elements remain largely untouched, with the colours well-preserved. In overall good condition.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Anonymous sale, Cologne, Lempertz, 28 – 30 April 1965, lot 46, when acquired.
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 5, Stilleben und Tierstücke, Münster/Hamburg/London 2004, pp. 114–17, cat. no. 21, reproduced in colour.
Originally trained as a goldsmith by his father, Jan Paul Gillemans the Elder later specialised as a still-life painter in Antwerp. He became a member of the local guild of St. Luke in 1647/8. In 1648 he married Paulina Uyt den Eeckhout and they had eight children of whom Jan Paul the Younger also became a still-life painter. The Elder's compositions show stylistic influences of works by Jan Davidsz. de Heem, who was working in Antwerp from around 1632 until circa 1660, and again from 1672 until his death.