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Jan Davidsz. de Heem

Still life with flowers in a glass vase, a lemon, an ear of corn, with a snail and butterflies beside a skull | 《靜物:玻璃瓶花與檸檬、玉米穗、蝸牛和骷髏旁的蝴蝶》

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 GBP

The Property of a Gentleman

Jan Davidsz. de Heem

Jan Davidsz. de Heem

Still life with flowers in a glass vase, a lemon, an ear of corn, with a snail and butterflies beside a skull | 《靜物:玻璃瓶花與檸檬、玉米穗、蝸牛和骷髏旁的蝴蝶》

Still life with flowers in a glass vase, a lemon, an ear of corn, with a snail and butterflies beside a skull | 《靜物:玻璃瓶花與檸檬、玉米穗、蝸牛和骷髏旁的蝴蝶》

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 GBP

Lot sold:

176,400

GBP

The Property of a Gentleman

Jan Davidsz. de Heem

Utrecht 1606 - 1683/4 Antwerp

Still life with flowers in a glass vase, a lemon, an ear of corn, with a snail and butterflies beside a skull



signed indistinctly lower right: J. D[...] Heem

oil on oak panel, the reverse of the panel incised with the mark of the panel maker François de Bout (active in Antwerp 1637-60): F/DB

27.5 x 37.6 cm.; 10⅞ x 14⅞ in.


私人收藏

楊・戴維茨・德・赫姆

1606年生於烏得勒支,1683/4 年卒於安特衛普

《靜物:玻璃瓶花與檸檬、玉米穗、蝸牛和骷髏旁的蝴蝶》


款識:隱約可見藝術家簽名J. D[...] Heem(右下)

油彩橡木畫板,畫板製作家弗朗索瓦・德・布特(1637-60年活躍於安特衛普)於畫板背面銘刻F/DB

27.5 x 37.6 公分;10⅞ x 14⅞ 英寸

The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:


Jan Davidsz. De Heem

Still life

Oil on panel, in a modern gilt wood frame with some wear


The oak support is well preserved. It is slightly convex, has evidence of minor wood worm and there has been minor loss along the very bottom edge.


The paint layer is stable and secure.


U-v light shows a campaign of restoration to the upper left quadrant of the composition, to the background, to mitigate thinness in the paint layer. Much of this restoration is excessive and insensitively applied. Further minor strengthening to the thinned paint can be detected under the vase and around the central pale narcissi, to the background.


The still life, itself, is very well preserved. Original energetic brushwork through the corn husk, ear of wheat, lemon rind and flower petals are in very good original condition and fine details are preserved.


The colours are strong and the chromatic and tonal values are retained.


Some of the darker passages, the shadows behind the roses and cornflower, have become naturally thinner over time allowing exposure of the pale ground colour.


No significant tonal improvement would be gained by removing the varnish.


The painting presents well.


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.

Anonymous sale, Monaco, Sotheby's, 5 October 1980, lot 593 (as Abraham Mignon), for 130,000 FF, where acquired.

F.G Meijer, Jan Davidsz. de Heem 1606–1684, Amsterdam, 2016, Part I.4, pp. 176–77 and 203; and Part II, pp. 176–77, cat. no. A 155, reproduced (https://dare.uva.nl/search?identifier=b57017f0-4361-423c-a85e-46dc01608fd7).