Jan van Os (Middelharnis 1744-1808 The Hague), Still life of flowers and fruit. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013
signed 'J Van Os fecit' (lower center) oil on panel 31 x 23 in. (78.7 x 58.4 cm.). Estimate $70,000 - $100,000
Provenance: Sir Reginald Proctor-Beauchamp, Langley Park, Norwich, by 1878.
with Agnew's, London, where acquired by a private collector, circa 1958; Sotheby's, New York, 27 May 1994, lot 131.
Acquired after the sale by the present owner.
Literature: A. Graves, A Century of Loan Exhibitions 1813-1912, London, 1913, IV, p. 1549.
'Round the Galleries', Connoisseur, October 1968, p. 162.
S. Pavière, Floral Art, Leigh-on-Sea, 1965, pl. 23.
P. Mitchell, Jan van Os 1744-1808, Leigh-on-Sea, 1968, p. 17, no. 2, pl. 2.
Exhibited: London, Royal Academy of Art, Old Masters and deceased masters of the British School, 1878, no. 159.
Christie's. Old Master Paintings Part II. 31 January 2013. New York, Rockefeller Plaza.