A Vibrant Rediscovery From a Still Life Master: Clara Peeters | Showcase

London | 6 December 2023

This vibrant and highly detailed assemblage of flowers in a wicker basket was painted by one of the greatest seventeenth-century still life specialists, Clara Peeters. A recent rediscovery, this unpublished work is an important addition to the Flemish female artist’s small corpus and is notably one of only a few examples in which she employed the copper medium. Likely dating to about 1615, this magnificent floral still life appears at auction here for the first time in over two generations, having remained in the same family collection since the early 20th century.

This work from a pioneer of the still life genre is part of the Old Master & 19th Century Paintings Evening Auction taking place at Sotheby's London on 6 December.

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