October 03, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Circle of Jacob van Huysum

(Dutch, 18th century)

Still Life with Flowers and Fruit on a Tabletop, 1737, bearing signature lower left on table edge "J. Van Huysum 1737 FEESIT [sic]", oil on canvas, 19-5/8 x 24-1/4 in.; modern parcel gilt and burl veneered frame, 24-7/8 x 29-1/2 in.

Note: This painting is accompanied by an extensive research archive which dates the painting to the period of Jan and Jacob van Huysum and includes the following: the results of a scientific analysis from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts under the supervision of William Young, with report, x-ray (exam num. 68.36), stating the painting is from the period with a signature added later. There is also correspondence with the Rijksmuseum, The Hague with comments from B.J.A. Renckens to paraphrase, 'it is not the hand of Jan Van Huysum but bears some similarities to his brother, Jacob Van Huysum but without enough to be attributed to him'. There is other correspondence with the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and other documents and photographs including conservation information and a transparency. 

Provenance:Tillou Gallery, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1967 (accompanied by copy of original receipt) Private Collection, Asheville, North Carolina


lined with paste and linen, restretched, craquelure, scattered retouch, frame with abrasions

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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