Jacob van Hulsdonck (Antwerp 1582 - 1647), A still life with tulips, daffodils, carnations and other flowers in a vase, all resting on a wooden ledge with butterflies and a fly. Photo Sotheby's
oil on panel; 42.7 by 32.4 cm.; 16 3/4 by 12 3/4 in. ESTIMATE 40,000-60,000 GBP. Lot Sold: 49,250 GBP
PROVENANCE: Hugh Richard Arthur Grovesnor (1879-1953), 2nd Duke of Westminster, possibly by descent from his father Hugh Lupus Grovesnor, 1st Duke of Westminster (1825-1899), at Eaton Hall, Cheshire, by 1934, and then at Fort William, Co. Cork;
Thence by inheritance to his fourth wife Anne, Duchess of Westminster (1915-2003), Eaton Lodge;
By whom given to the father of the present owner.
CATALOGUE NOTE: We are grateful to Fred Meijer from the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie for confirming the attribution
to Hulsdonck, following inspection of the painting in the original. He points out that the composition is closely related to a copper of similar size by Hulsdonck sold London, Christie's, 8 December 1972, lot 46, and later with David Koetser in Zurich. A copy of slightly larger size was sold Amsterdam, Christie's, 7 November 2001, lot 73.
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