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Jan Davidsz. De Heem

Still life of flowers in a glass vase with insects and fruits in a stone niche

Property from the Grasset Collection

Jan Davidsz. De Heem

Jan Davidsz. De Heem

Still life of flowers in a glass vase with insects and fruits in a stone niche

Still life of flowers in a glass vase with insects and fruits in a stone niche

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Property from the Grasset Collection


Jan Davidsz. De Heem

Utrecht 1606 - 1683/4 Antwerp

Still life of flowers in a glass vase with insects and fruits in a stone niche


signed lower right: J.D.De Heem.R

oil on oak panel

34.2 x 26.8 cm.; 13½x 10½in.


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格拉塞特典藏


楊・戴維茨・德・赫姆

1606年生於烏特勒支,1684年卒於安特衛普

《石龕中的玻璃瓶花》


款識︰藝術家簽名J.D.de Heem.R(右下)

油彩橡木畫板

34.2 x 26.8 公分;13 ½ x 10 ½ 英寸

The following condition report is provided by K&S Conservation Ltd. who are external specialists and not employees of Sotheby's:


The painting is presumed to be painted in oil on a single piece of oak. The panel is beveled on the reverse on all four sides. The grain direction is vertical. The panel is sound. The paint and ground layers are stable, with no signs of flaking or recent losses. The painting has relatively recently been skilfully restored. The existing varnish and most recent retouching have not discoloured or degraded to a significant degree. There is some minor discrete more recent retouching. The surface gloss is even and saturating.



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Probably Philippe Lambert Joseph Spruyt (1727–1801), Ghent;

His sale, Paris, J.G. Thierry, 11–13 May 1803, lot 32, for 107 Francs (‘Un Bouquet de roses, œuillets, belles de jour, pavots & autres fleurs dans une caraffe posée sur un appui où l'on remarque un abricot & des groseilles. Ce Tableau d'un coloris très frais est touché avec finesse. sur bois, Hauteur 14 pouces; largeur 10 pouces 6 lignes’);

Daniel Jacques Xavier de Pret Roose de Calesberg (1861–1933), Belgium;

Thence by family descent until sold, London, Sotheby's, 9 December 1987, lot 91, for £200,000;

Where acquired for the Grasset collection.

E. Greindl, in Le Siècle de Rubens, exh. cat., Brussels 1965, p. 100, under no. 105, reproduced (with incorrect dimensions);

I. Gaskell, The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Painting, London 1989, p. 86 (with incorrect dimensions);

D. Koetser Gallery, in Fine Old Master Paintings Principally of the Dutch and Flemish Schools, exh. cat., Zürich 1989, under no. 12, note 8;

S. Segal, in Flowers in Nature. Netherlandish Flower Painting of Four centuries, exh. cat., The Hague 1990, p. 219, under no. 53;

P. Sutton, in The Age of Rubens, exh. cat., Boston and New York 1993, p. 516, under no. 102;

F.G. Meijer, Jan Davidsz. de Heem 1606-1684, vol. I, pp. 237 and 378; vol. II, Catalogue Raisonné, Amsterdam 2016, p. 241, no. A215;

F.G. Meijer in Brueghel to Canaletto, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, exh. cat. San Diego, 2016, p. 7, no. 1, reproduced in colour;

S. Thomas, in A Feast for the Eyes, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, exh. cat. Saint Petersburg, Florida, 2019, pp. 56, 98, no. 23, reproduced in colour.

Brussels, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Le Siècle de Rubens, 15 October - 12 December 1965, no. 104;

San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art, Brueghel to Canaletto, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, 2 April – 2 August 2016, no. 1;

San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art, on loan 2016 – 2019 (when part of the Genre & Myth display, 2017 – 2019);

Saint Petersburg, Florida, Museum of Fine Arts, A Feast for the Eyes, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, 23 March – 2 September 2019, no. 23.