WORKSHOP OF FRANS SNIJDERS | STILL LIFE WITH A LOBSTER ON A SILVER DISH, A DEAD HARE AND OTHER GAME, BLUE AND WHITE GRAPES ON A SILVER-GILT TAZZA, ARTICHOKES, ASPARAGUS, A WAN-LI KRAAK BOWL WITH STRAWBERRIES IN A COPPER BUCKET, ALL ARRANGED ON A TABLE DRAPED WITH A BLUE VELVET CLOTH
Property from a Private Collection
WORKSHOP OF FRANS SNIJDERS | STILL LIFE WITH A LOBSTER ON A SILVER DISH, A DEAD HARE AND OTHER GAME, BLUE AND WHITE GRAPES ON A SILVER-GILT TAZZA, ARTICHOKES, ASPARAGUS, A WAN-LI KRAAK BOWL WITH STRAWBERRIES IN A COPPER BUCKET, ALL ARRANGED ON A TABLE DRAPED WITH A BLUE VELVET CLOTH
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WORKSHOP OF FRANS SNIJDERS | STILL LIFE WITH A LOBSTER ON A SILVER DISH, A DEAD HARE AND OTHER GAME, BLUE AND WHITE GRAPES ON A SILVER-GILT TAZZA, ARTICHOKES, ASPARAGUS, A WAN-LI KRAAK BOWL WITH STRAWBERRIES IN A COPPER BUCKET, ALL ARRANGED ON A TABLE DRAPED WITH A BLUE VELVET CLOTH
WORKSHOP OF FRANS SNIJDERS | STILL LIFE WITH A LOBSTER ON A SILVER DISH, A DEAD HARE AND OTHER GAME, BLUE AND WHITE GRAPES ON A SILVER-GILT TAZZA, ARTICHOKES, ASPARAGUS, A WAN-LI KRAAK BOWL WITH STRAWBERRIES IN A COPPER BUCKET, ALL ARRANGED ON A TABLE DRAPED WITH A BLUE VELVET CLOTH
WORKSHOP OF FRANS SNIJDERS | STILL LIFE WITH A LOBSTER ON A SILVER DISH, A DEAD HARE AND OTHER GAME, BLUE AND WHITE GRAPES ON A SILVER-GILT TAZZA, ARTICHOKES, ASPARAGUS, A WAN-LI KRAAK BOWL WITH STRAWBERRIES IN A COPPER BUCKET, ALL ARRANGED ON A TABLE DRAPED WITH A BLUE VELVET CLOTH
WORKSHOP OF FRANS SNIJDERS | STILL LIFE WITH A LOBSTER ON A SILVER DISH, A DEAD HARE AND OTHER GAME, BLUE AND WHITE GRAPES ON A SILVER-GILT TAZZA, ARTICHOKES, ASPARAGUS, A WAN-LI KRAAK BOWL WITH STRAWBERRIES IN A COPPER BUCKET, ALL ARRANGED ON A TABLE DRAPED WITH A BLUE VELVET CLOTH
WORKSHOP OF FRANS SNIJDERS | STILL LIFE WITH A LOBSTER ON A SILVER DISH, A DEAD HARE AND OTHER GAME, BLUE AND WHITE GRAPES ON A SILVER-GILT TAZZA, ARTICHOKES, ASPARAGUS, A WAN-LI KRAAK BOWL WITH STRAWBERRIES IN A COPPER BUCKET, ALL ARRANGED ON A TABLE DRAPED WITH A BLUE VELVET CLOTH
WORKSHOP OF FRANS SNIJDERS | STILL LIFE WITH A LOBSTER ON A SILVER DISH, A DEAD HARE AND OTHER GAME, BLUE AND WHITE GRAPES ON A SILVER-GILT TAZZA, ARTICHOKES, ASPARAGUS, A WAN-LI KRAAK BOWL WITH STRAWBERRIES IN A COPPER BUCKET, ALL ARRANGED ON A TABLE DRAPED WITH A BLUE VELVET CLOTH
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WORKSHOP OF FRANS SNIJDERS | STILL LIFE WITH A LOBSTER ON A SILVER DISH, A DEAD HARE AND OTHER GAME, BLUE AND WHITE GRAPES ON A SILVER-GILT TAZZA, ARTICHOKES, ASPARAGUS, A WAN-LI KRAAK BOWL WITH STRAWBERRIES IN A COPPER BUCKET, ALL ARRANGED ON A TABLE DRAPED WITH A BLUE VELVET CLOTH

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection

WORKSHOP OF FRANS SNIJDERS | STILL LIFE WITH A LOBSTER ON A SILVER DISH, A DEAD HARE AND OTHER GAME, BLUE AND WHITE GRAPES ON A SILVER-GILT TAZZA, ARTICHOKES, ASPARAGUS, A WAN-LI KRAAK BOWL WITH STRAWBERRIES IN A COPPER BUCKET, ALL ARRANGED ON A TABLE DRAPED WITH A BLUE VELVET CLOTH

WORKSHOP OF FRANS SNIJDERS | STILL LIFE WITH A LOBSTER ON A SILVER DISH, A DEAD HARE AND OTHER GAME, BLUE AND WHITE GRAPES ON A SILVER-GILT TAZZA, ARTICHOKES, ASPARAGUS, A WAN-LI KRAAK BOWL WITH STRAWBERRIES IN A COPPER BUCKET, ALL ARRANGED ON A TABLE DRAPED WITH A BLUE VELVET CLOTH

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD
Lot sold:35,000USD
(11 bids, reserve met)

Description

Property from a Private Collection

WORKSHOP OF FRANS SNIJDERS

Antwerp 1579 - 1657

STILL LIFE WITH A LOBSTER ON A SILVER DISH, A DEAD HARE AND OTHER GAME, BLUE AND WHITE GRAPES ON A SILVER-GILT TAZZA, ARTICHOKES, ASPARAGUS, A WAN-LI KRAAK BOWL WITH STRAWBERRIES IN A COPPER BUCKET, ALL ARRANGED ON A TABLE DRAPED WITH A BLUE VELVET CLOTH


oil on canvas

canvas: 47¼ by 35½ in.; 120 by 90.2 cm.

framed: 44 by 56 in.; 111.8 by 142.2 cm.

Condition report

The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, simonparkes@msn.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.


This work has not been recently restored, but is freshly varnished. The canvas has an old lining applied with a non-wax adhesive. The paint layer is stable. The surface reads very darkly under ultraviolet light, but retouches are evident in the background in the upper left, above the lobsters, and around the glasses and jug in the upper center. There are also a few retouches along the bottom edge and in the dark colors beneath the artichokes in the lower right. The still life elements appear to be in particularly good condition.


"This lot is offered for sale subject to Sotheby's Conditions of Business, which are available on request and printed in Sotheby's sale catalogues. The independent reports contained in this document are provided for prospective bidders' information only and without warranty by Sotheby's or the Seller."

Saleroom Notice

Please note that the painting has been freshly varnished. Updated images and a condition report have been uploaded.

Provenance

Siméon Del Monte (1878–1930), Brussels;

Madame Louisette Van Antwerpen, Paris;

By whose estate ("Property from the Estate of the late Madame Louisette Van Atwerpen") sold, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 1 December 2009, lot 37;

There acquired.

Literature

G. Glück, La Collection del Monte, Vienna 1928, reproduced fig. 19 (as Frans Snyders);

H. Robels, Niederländische Zeichnungen vom 15. bis 19. Jahrhundert im Wallraf-Richartz-Museum Köln. , Cologne 1983, under cat. no. A 87 (as a presumed copy after a lost original).

Exhibited

The Hague, Kunstzaal Kleykamp, 1932, no. 19 (as Frans Snyders);

Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, Pictures from the Del Monte Collection, 15 July - 26 August 1950, cat. no. 12 (as Frans Snyders). 

Catalogue note

The composition of this painting, which was formerly attributed to Frans Snijders, is repeated with some minor variations in two other paintings of lesser quality. One was sold in Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, 12 June 1979, lot 636, and the other in London, Bonhams, 7 July 2004, lot 72. It is likely that all three derive from a lost original by Frans Snijders.