Jacques Grief de Claeuw (Dordrecht 1620-circa 1676 ?). A Vanitas

signed with initials and dated 'JDC 1645' (on book, centre). oil on panel. 41 x 50.8cm (16 1/8 x 20in). Sold for £16,800

PROVENANCE:
With A. Brod Gallery, London, 1956
Where purchased by the parents of the present owners

NOTE: One of the relatively few works known by Jacques de Claeuw, the present painting is typical of the artist's vanitas still lifes. Having completed his training under the marine and still-life painter Abraham van Beyeren, de Claeuw worked in Dordrecht, The Hague and Leiden between 1642 and 1665, making the present painting a relatively early work. He went on to marry Maria van Goyen, daughter of the landscape painter Josef van Goyen, in 1651 and was also the brother-in-law of the interior painter Jan Steen.

Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 3 Dec 2008. New Bond Street. Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved

Date de cette photo : 27 décembre 2008 - 21:03
Envoyé par : Alain Truong
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