Still life with fruits on a ledge and a white cockatoo
Monogrammist C.DH

Still life with fruits on a ledge and a white cockatoo

22 January 2021 • New York

Still life with fruits on a ledge and a white cockatoo
Still life with fruits on a ledge and a white cockatoo
Still life with fruits on a ledge and a white cockatoo
Still life with fruits on a ledge and a white cockatoo
Still life with fruits on a ledge and a white cockatoo
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Monogrammist C.DH

Still life with fruits on a ledge and a white cockatoo

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Monogrammist C.DH

Monogrammist C.DH

Still life with fruits on a ledge and a white cockatoo

Still life with fruits on a ledge and a white cockatoo

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

12 days, 15 hours

12 days, 15 hours

January 30, 04:58 PM (GMT)

January 30, 04:58 PM (GMT)

Description

Monogrammist C.DH

active Northern Netherlands c. 1630 - 1665

Still life with fruits on a ledge and a white cockatoo


monogrammed lower right: . C.DH . (DH in ligature)

oil on canvas

canvas: 32 by 47 in.; 81.3 by 119.4 cm.

framed: 39 1/2 by 54 1/2 in.; 100.3 by 138.4 cm.

Provenance

Probably, German art market, May 1968 (possibly as Cornelis de Heem);
American private collection, since at least 1980.

Catalogue note

The identity of the Monogrammist C.DH is still unclear, but the artist seems to have been active in the mid-seventeenth century and the present lot is a characteristic work featuring an array of ripe fruits with an exotic bird perched atop them. Paintings by this anonymous master were previously attributed to Cornelis de Heem due to the initials, but the triangular composition and color palette emphasizing browns and tans depart from that artist's work.


We are grateful to Dr. Fred G. Meijer for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs.