A still life of flowers set on a table with a carpet, a music book and a dog seated on a pillow
Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation
François Habert

A still life of flowers set on a table with a carpet, a music book and a dog seated on a pillow

22 January 2021 • New York

A still life of flowers set on a table with a carpet, a music book and a dog seated on a pillow
A still life of flowers set on a table with a carpet, a music book and a dog seated on a pillow
A still life of flowers set on a table with a carpet, a music book and a dog seated on a pillow
A still life of flowers set on a table with a carpet, a music book and a dog seated on a pillow
A still life of flowers set on a table with a carpet, a music book and a dog seated on a pillow
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François Habert

A still life of flowers set on a table with a carpet, a music book and a dog seated on a pillow

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

François Habert

François Habert

A still life of flowers set on a table with a carpet, a music book and a dog seated on a pillow

A still life of flowers set on a table with a carpet, a music book and a dog seated on a pillow

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

12 days, 14 hours

12 days, 14 hours

January 30, 04:39 PM (GMT)

January 30, 04:39 PM (GMT)

Description

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

François Habert

Active in Paris, mid-17th century

A still life of flowers set on a table with a carpet, a music book and a dog seated on a pillow


signed and dated upper right: F. Habert 1649 

oil on canvas

canvas: 44 3/4 by 56 in.; 113.7 by 142.3 cm.

framed: 53 1/2 by 64 1/2 in.; 135.9 by 263.8 cm. 

Provenance

Anonymous sale, Monaco, Sotheby's, 6 December 1987, lot 74 (as F*** Habert);
There acquired. 

Catalogue note

A pupil of the famous still life painter Jan Davidsz de Heem, François Habert was active in Paris from about 1643-1652, though little is known about his life, including whether he was French or Flemish. As Eric Coatalem notes, the prices listed for his paintings in 18th century inventories indicate that he was an important and successful artist.Both Dutch and Flemish influences are evident in this grand and complex composition, which he has proudly signed at right.  Habert's paintings, of which only a handful are known today, range from smaller and more simple still lifes to large-scale, grand tablescapes with ornate fabrics, food, and objects such as the present painting.


1. E. Coatalem, La nature morte française au XVIIe siècle, Dijon 2014, p. 184.