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Georg Hinz

Still life with an elaborate silver gilt standing cup, a basket of fruit, and a glass wine jug upon a partly draped table

Property from a Private Collection

Georg Hinz

Georg Hinz

Still life with an elaborate silver gilt standing cup, a basket of fruit, and a glass wine jug upon a partly draped table

Still life with an elaborate silver gilt standing cup, a basket of fruit, and a glass wine jug upon a partly draped table

Property from a Private Collection

Georg Hinz

Altona 1630/31 - 1688 Hamburg

Still life with an elaborate silver gilt standing cup, a basket of fruit, and a glass wine jug upon a partly draped table



oil on canvas

unframed: 102 x 80.5 cm.; 40⅛ x 31¾ in.

framed: 114.9 x 96 cm.; 45¼ x 37⅞ in.

The canvas is lined, the paint is slightly dirty, and the varnish is clear and even. In raking light it is possible to discern some retouchings scattered through the background to restored damages including to the two upper corners which appears to have been made up. There is a slight degree of wear visible in the dark background where the brown ground has started to become more visible. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals the opaque varnish beneath which some older retouchings are visible, including to the aforementioned areas in the background, and to a diagonal line in the right-hand side of the fruit basket approx. 18 cm. long. Some more recent retouchings are found scattered in and around the sculpture of the child and in the background around the base of the vessel, as well as scattered in the shadows below the ledge lower left. There are also small retouchings scattered around the female figure at the top of the standing cup.


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J. Wattrang (d. 1724), Marieberg, Grödinge;
Rudbeck collection, Edsberg, 1829;
Anonymous sale, Cologne, Lempertz, 22 November 1973, lot 68, for DM. 19,000;
Anonymous sale, Stockholm, Bukowski, 5-8 November 1975, lot 26;
Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Private Collector'), London, Sotheby's, 28 October 1999, lot 66, where acquired by the present owner.
K. Bastian, Georg Hinz und sein Stillebenwerk, Hamburg 1984, no. WV18, reproduced.

The silver gilt standing cup seen here is typical of Hamburg goldsmith production during this period; the same figure of Bacchus can be seen in a stand for sweetmeats made in Hamburg in circa 1631-33, which is today in The Kremlin Armoury, Moscow.1Much of Hinz's life remains unknown. He was active in Altona, a suburb of Hamburg, and Arnold Houbraken mentions Ernst Stuven as one of his pupils. 


We are grateful to Dr Fred G. Meijer for endorsing the attribution to Georg Hinz based on digital images.


1 E. Schliemann, Die Goldschiemde Hamburgs, Hamburg 1985, no. RK 76, reproduced fig. 103.