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Sold Without Reserve | PIETER VAN DEN BOSCH THE YOUNGER | A TROMPE L'OEIL STILL LIFE WITH A SWAG OF GRAPES, PEARS, PEACHES, APPLES, PLUMS, AND BUTTERFLIES DECORATING A NICHE WITH A GLASS ROEMER

Reserves

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Sold without Reserve

Sold Without Reserve | PIETER VAN DEN BOSCH THE YOUNGER | A TROMPE L'OEIL STILL LIFE WITH A SWAG OF GRAPES, PEARS, PEACHES, APPLES, PLUMS, AND BUTTERFLIES DECORATING A NICHE WITH A GLASS ROEMER

Sold Without Reserve | PIETER VAN DEN BOSCH THE YOUNGER | A TROMPE L'OEIL STILL LIFE WITH A SWAG OF GRAPES, PEARS, PEACHES, APPLES, PLUMS, AND BUTTERFLIES DECORATING A NICHE WITH A GLASS ROEMER

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

20,000

USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection, Sold without Reserve

PIETER VAN DEN BOSCH THE YOUNGER

Amsterdam circa 1612 - after 1663 London

A TROMPE L'OEIL STILL LIFE WITH A SWAG OF GRAPES, PEARS, PEACHES, APPLES, PLUMS, AND BUTTERFLIES DECORATING A NICHE WITH A GLASS ROEMER


signed and dated lower center: P. v. Bosch . f 1654

oil on canvas, unframed

canvas: 40½ by 32⅝ in.; 102.9 by 82.9 cm.

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.


Much of this work is in very good condition. There is a recent break in the canvas in the alcove in the center, running about 6 inches vertically, which has not been very well restored. The lining is slightly uneven. If the lining were changed, and the work cleaned and retouched more accurately, the picture would be seen to be in very 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."

Dr. Law Adam, Far End, France Hill Drive, Camberley;

Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 2 July 1928, lot 72 (as J.D. De Heem, to Collings);

Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Christie's, 20 June 1989, lot 247 (as Paulus van den Bosch);

There acquired for $38,197.

The fruit still-life painter Pieter van den Bosch was active by 1645 in Amsterdam, where he probably completed the present work. Although little is known of his career, he moved to London by 1663 and it is thought that he is the same artist responsible for works once given to Paulus van den Bosch.  


We are grateful to Fred G. Meijer for endorsing the attribution on the basis of images.