SIMON PIETERSZ. VERELST | STILL LIFE OF PINK ROSES, POPPIES, JASMINE AND OTHER FLOWERS, IN A GLASS VASE ON A TABLE, WITH BUTTERFLIES
Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
SIMON PIETERSZ. VERELST
The Hague 1644 - 1721 (?) London
STILL LIFE OF PINK ROSES, POPPIES, JASMINE AND OTHER FLOWERS, IN A GLASS VASE ON A TABLE, WITH BUTTERFLIES
signed lower left on the table: V[...]elst
oil on canvas
unframed: 61.5 x 48.4 cm.; 24¼ x 19 in.
framed: 83 x 70 cm.; 32¾ x 27½ in.
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The canvas has a firm lining, the paint surface is relatively clean and stable, with a clear and even varnish. There is a small damage in the centre of the upper margin. There are no other damages visible to the naked eye. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals some significant retouchings along all four margins, and some other, more cosmetic, retouchings throughout the background. The floral elements themselves remain relatively untouched, although the varnish fluoresces opaque, which makes analysis of any previous restoration difficult. In seemingly good overall 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.
With Richard Green, London, 1968;
Anonymous sale, London, Phillips, 1 July 1997, lot 17;
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 4 May 1999, lot 118, when acquired.
Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 126.
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F. Lewis, Simon Piertersz. Verelst 1644–1721, Leigh-on-Sea 1979, p. 33, cat. no. 78, reproduced;
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 5, Stilleben und Tierstücke, Münster/Hamburg/London 2004, p. 244–247, cat. no. 55, reproduced in colour;
W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al., At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 119, reproduced in colour fig. 126.