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Osias Beert the Elder

Still life of roses in an oriental lacquer and canework bowl, on a ledge with a butterfly and dragonfly

Property from the Grasset Collection

Osias Beert the Elder

Osias Beert the Elder

Still life of roses in an oriental lacquer and canework bowl, on a ledge with a butterfly and dragonfly

Still life of roses in an oriental lacquer and canework bowl, on a ledge with a butterfly and dragonfly

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Property from the Grasset Collection


Osias Beert the Elder

Antwerp (?) circa 1580 (?) - 1624

Still life of roses in an oriental lacquer and canework bowl, on a ledge with a butterfly and dragonfly

 

oil on oak panel

43.1 x 57.6 cm.; 17 x 22¾ in. (including vertical strips of 2.7 and 5 cm. on the left and right margins, respectively)


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格拉塞特典藏


老奧夏斯・貝爾

安特衛普(?),約1580 (?) - 1624年

《靜物︰臺上盛載玫瑰的東方塗漆藤籃、蝴蝶和蜻蜓》


油彩橡木畫板

43.1 x 57.6 公分;17 x 22 ¾ 英寸(包括在左緣和右緣分別闊2.7公分和5公分的垂直條幅)

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


The oak support has been cradled to the reverse. There is evidence of historic wood worm to the back of the panel. 1 cm oak strips have been added to the edges at a later date. The grain runs horizontally. There is a central repaired horizontal fracture with minor paint loss. Four small horizontal fractures, approximately 4cm in length, can be seen to the left hand edge and a 8cm fracture to the right hand. Significant strengthening to the paint layer has occurred down the left hand edge (2cm in width) and to the right hand (5cm wide). Investigative, partial cleaning in 2014 revealed strips of 2.7cm along the left side, and 5cm along the right side, indicating that the panel was previously reduced in size, and then converted to its current format. The rest of the paint layer is very well preserved and the paint texture and impasted details are in very good original condition. The energetic brushwork is crisp and fine details within the still life are retained. Under U-V light minor mitigation of paint thinness to the background can be detected. Chromatic subtleties and original delicate glazes are preserved. The tonal integrity is retained and would not be improved by the varnish removal. The painting presents well.



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Private collection, England;

With Dennis van der Kar Gallery, London;

With David and Leonard Koetser, Zurich;

Anonymous sale, New York, Christie's, 13 March 1980, lot 104, for $22,000;

Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 8 July 1981, lot 60, where unsold;

With Harari & Johns, London;

From whom acquired in 1982 for the Grasset Collection.

E. Greindl, Les Peintres Flamands de Nature Morte au XVIIe Siècle, Brussels 1983, pp. 28 and 337, no. 61;

M.-L. Hairs, The Flemish Flower Painters in the XVIIth Century, Brussels 1985, pp. 341 and 457;

S. Segal, 'Objecten in stillevens van de Gouden Eeuw', in Oude Kunst- en Antiekbeurs Delft (Prinsenhof), vol. 43e, 1991, p. XV, reproduced in colour, p. XIV, fig. 1;

F.G. Meijer, Brueghel to Canaletto, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, exh. cat., San Diego 2016, p. 10, no. 4, reproduced in colour;

S. Thomas, A Feast for the Eyes, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, exh. cat., Saint Petersburg, Florida 2019, pp. 30 and 95, no. 9, reproduced in colour;

S. Segal and K. Alen, Dutch and Flemish Flower Pieces: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints up to the Nineteenth Century, Leiden and Boston 2020, vol. 1, pp. 239–41, no. 6.33, reproduced in colour;

To be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné by Dr Klara Alen, Osias Beert. Pioneer of the Antwerp laid table and flower still life.

Amsterdam, P. de Boer, and 's-Hertogenbosch, Noordbrabants Museum, Een Bloemrijk Verleden: overzicht van de noord- en zuidnederlandse bloemschilderkunst, 1600–heden, 13 March – 30 May 1982, no. 28;

San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art, Brueghel to Canaletto, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, 2 April – 2 August 2016, no. 4;

Saint Petersburg, Florida, Museum of Fine Arts, A Feast for the Eyes, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, 23 March – 2 September 2019, no. 9.