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Paul Dorival

Still life with a basket of peaches, plums and cherries and two dead pigeons

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

Paul Dorival

Paul Dorival

Still life with a basket of peaches, plums and cherries and two dead pigeons

Still life with a basket of peaches, plums and cherries and two dead pigeons

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

30,240

USD

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Paul Dorival

Grenoble 1604 - 1684

Still life with a basket of peaches, plums and cherries and two dead pigeons


oil on panel

panel: 18⅞ by 25 in.; 47.9 by 63.5 cm.

framed: 23 by 25¼ in.; 58.4 by 64.1 cm.

The panel consists of 2 planks joined horizontally with fabric support on the reverse and is flat and stable. Some prior warping and cracking in the panel is visible along the upper left edge but it is stabilized. The image reads well beneath yellowed varnish with no obvious repairs to the naked eye. Under UV inspection, 2 campaigns of retouching are visible: an older campaign in the shadows under the fruit and birds in the lower half of the composition and in the dark background around the grapes, and a newer campaign of a vertical line of repair in the basket and scattered spots throughout. The painting would probably improve with a fresh varnish but can otherwise be hung in its present state. Offered in simply carved giltwood frame.


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While Paul Dorival was known to contemporaries for his religious scenes, he has since become more closely associated with still lifes. Many of his works feature baskets of fruit and birds, as exemplified by the present panel which depicts two birds in front of a straw basket overflowing with peaches and plums. The pendant to this painting, which includes a basket of plums, cherries, and other fruits, was sold in these rooms on 30 January 2021 (lot 638) for $60,480.