Still life of artichokes, grapes and a melon in a basket, a hung peacock, roebuck and grouse, together with a parrot and a monkey, a cat jumping through a window beyond
Property from the Estate of Paul Kasmin
Frans Snyders

Still life of artichokes, grapes and a melon in a basket, a hung peacock, roebuck and grouse, together with a parrot and a monkey, a cat jumping through a window beyond

22 January 2021 • New York

Still life of artichokes, grapes and a melon in a basket, a hung peacock, roebuck and grouse, together with a parrot and a monkey, a cat jumping through a window beyond
Still life of artichokes, grapes and a melon in a basket, a hung peacock, roebuck and grouse, together with a parrot and a monkey, a cat jumping through a window beyond
Still life of artichokes, grapes and a melon in a basket, a hung peacock, roebuck and grouse, together with a parrot and a monkey, a cat jumping through a window beyond
Still life of artichokes, grapes and a melon in a basket, a hung peacock, roebuck and grouse, together with a parrot and a monkey, a cat jumping through a window beyond
Still life of artichokes, grapes and a melon in a basket, a hung peacock, roebuck and grouse, together with a parrot and a monkey, a cat jumping through a window beyond
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Workshop of Frans Snyders

Still life of artichokes, grapes and a melon in a basket, a hung peacock, roebuck and grouse, together with a parrot and a monkey, a cat jumping through a window beyond

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Paul Kasmin

Workshop of Frans Snyders

Workshop of Frans Snyders

Still life of artichokes, grapes and a melon in a basket, a hung peacock, roebuck and grouse, together with a parrot and a monkey, a cat jumping through a window beyond

Still life of artichokes, grapes and a melon in a basket, a hung peacock, roebuck and grouse, together with a parrot and a monkey, a cat jumping through a window beyond

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

12 days, 13 hours

12 days, 13 hours

January 30, 03:24 PM (GMT)

January 30, 03:24 PM (GMT)

Description

Property from the Estate of Paul Kasmin

Workshop of Frans Snyders

Antwerp 1579 - 1657

Still life of artichokes, grapes and a melon in a basket, a hung peacock, roebuck and grouse, together with a parrot and a monkey, a cat jumping through a window beyond


oil on canvas

canvas: 66 3/4 by 47 1/2 in.; 169.3 by 120.6 cm.

framed: 69 1/2 by 50 in.; 176.5 by 127 cm. 

Condition report

This painting is in overall good state, with good detail throughout. Relined with a glue relining. The paint layer throughout this large composition appears very healthy. Under UV: very few touches especially for a painting of this size. Some touches in the sky in the window upper left. Some restorations perhaps at the edge, but in the actual elements of the still life there are just a very few minor, carefully applied touches. Recommendable and quite grand. Offered in a modern ebonized wooden frame.


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Provenance

Chevalier Jean-Paul de la Valette, who married Gertruyde van Snyders (possibly a descendant of the painter) in 1762, and who bought Burg Sülz near Cologne;
Thence by descent to their grandson, Philipp de la Valette St. George, who married Baroness Franziska von Broe zu Diepenbend, Heiress of Haus Auel in the Siegerland, and who brought the picture to Schloß Auel to hang in the Jagdzimmer;
Thence by descent to Baroness Tatiana de la Valette St. George, by whom removed from Schloß Auel and sold, London, Sotheby's, July 11, 2002, lot 144 (as Frans Snyders and Studio);
There acquired by Giancarlo Baroni;
By whose estate sold, New York, Sotheby's, 31 January 2013, lot 166;
There acquired by Paul Kasmin. 

Catalogue note

At the time of the 2002 sale (see Provenance), Fred G. Meijer confirmed the present painting to be a work by Frans Snyders, with some studio assistance.  Since then, another version of this composition has come to light in the reserve collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and has been studied further by Drs. Meijer; he now believes that picture to be entirely by the hand of Snyders and most probably the prime version of the composition.  He now considers the present work to have been painted largely by an artist in Snyders' studio, possibly Paul de Vos (1595-1678).