View 1 of Lot 157. A kitchen scene with a maid standing by a table laden with fish.
View 1 of Lot 157. A kitchen scene with a maid standing by a table laden with fish.
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Jan Fris

A kitchen scene with a maid standing by a table laden with fish

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Jan Fris

Jan Fris

A kitchen scene with a maid standing by a table laden with fish

A kitchen scene with a maid standing by a table laden with fish

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Jan Fris

Amsterdam 1627/8 - 1672

A kitchen scene with a maid standing by a table laden with fish


signed and dated lower right: J. FRiS. / .1654.

oil on canvas

unframed: 100.5 x 111.3 cm.; 39 5/8 x 43 7/8 in.

framed: 121 x 134.5 cm.; 47 5/8 x 53 in.

De Blocq van Scheltinga family, Oranjewoud, Friesland, from at least the mid-19th century;
Thence by descent, until 2019.

This recently discovered kitchen scene is a rare work by Jan Fris and as such represents an important addition to the artist’s small extant œuvre of around fifteen paintings. Very little is known about the life of Jan Fris - the son of Gerrit, he was born in Amsterdam in circa 1627, marrying there in 1649, before gaining citizenship two years later. Dated 1654, the present painting is an early work by Fris and the only known composition by the artist to combine still-life and genre painting to create a kitchen scene.