View full screen - View 1 of Lot 533. Still life with ripening fruits on a stone ledge.
533

Johann Amandus Wink

Still life with ripening fruits on a stone ledge

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Property from a Private Florida Collection

Johann Amandus Wink

Johann Amandus Wink

Still life with ripening fruits on a stone ledge

Still life with ripening fruits on a stone ledge

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Property from a Private Florida Collection

Johann Amandus Wink

Eichstatt circa 1748 - 1817 Munich

Still life with ripening fruits on a stone ledge


signed with initials and dated lower center: J.A.W. 1805

oil on panel

panel: 8 1/8 by 10 5/8 in.; 20.6 by 27 cm.

framed: 13 1/2 by 16 in.; 32.3 by 40.6 cm.

The panel is flat and stable. The still life image reads well beneath clear varnish with bold colors and small details retained, such as the texture of the leaf at upper left. The wood grain is slightly visible to the naked eye in the upper right background but it is not distracting. Under UV inspection, the varnish appears thick and a faint grid pattern of craquelure is visible on the left half of the panel, with a few very small retouches faintly visible beneath the varnish, such as to address a horizontal line matching the wood grain at center. Painting can hang in its present state. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame with artist nameplate.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Art market, Lima, 1960s;
From where acquired by father of present owner.
Johann Amandus Wink (or Winck) worked in Munich apparently exclusively as a painter of small-scale still lifes of fruit, of which the present lot is a fine example. The artist uses color gradations to indicate the texture and ripeness of each fruit: here the juicy strawberries and grapes contrast with the overripe and bruised pear.