A still life with a stoneware jug, a glass of beer, playing cards and smokers’ requisites
Jan Fris

A still life with a stoneware jug, a glass of beer, playing cards and smokers’ requisites

28 January 2021 • New York

A still life with a stoneware jug, a glass of beer, playing cards and smokers’ requisites
A still life with a stoneware jug, a glass of beer, playing cards and smokers’ requisites
A still life with a stoneware jug, a glass of beer, playing cards and smokers’ requisites
A still life with a stoneware jug, a glass of beer, playing cards and smokers’ requisites
A still life with a stoneware jug, a glass of beer, playing cards and smokers’ requisites
A still life with a stoneware jug, a glass of beer, playing cards and smokers’ requisites
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Jan Fris

A still life with a stoneware jug, a glass of beer, playing cards and smokers’ requisites

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 USD

Jan Fris

Jan Fris

A still life with a stoneware jug, a glass of beer, playing cards and smokers’ requisites

A still life with a stoneware jug, a glass of beer, playing cards and smokers’ requisites

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 USD

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Description

Jan Fris

Amsterdam 1627/8 - 1672

A still life with a stoneware jug, a glass of beer, playing cards and smokers’ requisites


signed and dated lower right on the ledge: J. Fris. 1665.

oil on oak panel

19 ¼ by 16 ½ in.; 49 by 42 cm.

Condition report

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.


This work is painted on a panel made from a single piece of oak with no reinforcements on the reverse. The panel is very slightly curved from left to right, which has been accommodated in the frame. The work is well varnished. The recent varnish does not allow for retouching to be identifiable under ultraviolet light. Close examination with the naked eye shows that the retouching is quite extensive throughout, but the work looks well and should be hung in its current state.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

Provenance

Collection P. Mantz;
His sale, Paris, 10 May 1895, lot 27 (as P. Fris);
Anonymous sale, Christie’s, London, 15 April 1983, lot 21;
With David Koetser Gallery, Zurich, 1983;
With Noortman & Brod, London and Maastricht, 1984;
Private collection, Germany;
By whom anonymously sold, Cologne, Kunsthaus Lempertz, 12 May 2012, lot 1286;
There acquired by the present owner. 

Literature

A. K. Wheelock, Still Lives of the Golden Age: Northern European Paintings from the Heinz Family Collection, exhibition catalogue, Washington 1989, under cat. no. 29, p. 121, reproduced fig. 3;
C. Ricasoli, ed., The Living Dead: Ecclesiastes Through Art, exhibition catalogue, Washington 2017, pp. 202-3, cat. no. IV.6, reproduced in color. 

Exhibited

Washington, D.C., The Museum of the Bible, The Living Dead: Ecclesiastes Through Art, 17 November 2017 - 30 April 2018, no. IV.6.