Old Masters Evening Auction

Old Masters Evening Auction

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 20. Still life of tulips and an apothecary's rose in a stoneware vase, irises and lilies in a glass vase, together with roses, lilies, anemones, pansies, larkspur, borage and love-in-a-mist in a wicker basket and an oriental lacquer basket, all upon a table-top with cabbage white and red admiral butterflies and a dragonfly.

Property from the Grasset Collection

Osias Beert the Elder

Still life of tulips and an apothecary's rose in a stoneware vase, irises and lilies in a glass vase, together with roses, lilies, anemones, pansies, larkspur, borage and love-in-a-mist in a wicker basket and an oriental lacquer basket, all upon a table-top with cabbage white and red admiral butterflies and a dragonfly

Auction Closed

December 7, 07:07 PM GMT

Estimate

400,000 - 600,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Grasset Collection


Osias Beert the Elder

Antwerp (?) circa 1580 (?) - 1624

Still life of tulips and an apothecary's rose in a stoneware vase, irises and lilies in a glass vase, together with roses, lilies, anemones, pansies, larkspur, borage and love-in-a-mist in a wicker basket and an oriental lacquer basket, all upon a table-top with cabbage white and red admiral butterflies and a dragonfly


oil on oak panel

95.7 x 119.7 cm.; 37⅝ x 47⅛ in.


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格拉塞特典藏


老奧夏斯・貝爾

安特衛普,1580 (?) - 1642年

《靜物︰桌上插滿鬱金香和一枝法國薔薇的炻瓶、插著鳶尾花和百合花的玻璃瓶、盛載玫瑰、百合花、銀蓮花、三色菫、飛燕草、琉璃苣和黑種草的柳條籃和中式漆籃、白粉蝶、優紅蛺蝶與蜻蜓》


油彩橡木畫板

95.7 x 119.7 公分;37 ⅝ x 47 ⅛ 英寸

Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Gentleman'), London, Christie's, 21 April 1989, lot 14, for £480,000;

Where acquired by Mrs Barbara Piasecka Johnson (1937–2013), Princeton, New Jersey;

By whom sold, London, Sotheby's, 5 July 2006, lot 31, where offered (est. £600,000-800,000);

Acquired privately immediately thereafter for the Grasset Collection.

S. Segal, Flowers and Nature: Netherlandish flower painting of four centuries, exh. cat., The Hague 1990, pp. 182–83, reproduced in colour p. 83, plate 30, and p. 182, fig. 30;

F.G. Meijer, A Dictionary of Dutch and Flemish Still-life painters working in oils 1525–1725, Leiden 2003, p. 32;

F.G. Meijer, Brueghel to Canaletto, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, exh. cat., San Diego 2016, p. 9, no. 3, reproduced in colour;

S. Thomas, A Feast for the Eyes, European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection, exh. cat., Saint Petersburg, Florida 2019, pp. 26 and 95, no. 7, 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, p. 239, n. 212;

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