Balthasar van der Ast (Middelburg 1594 - Delft 1657), Still Life with roses, tulips, irises and other flowers in a wicker basket, with fruit and insects on a ledge. Oil on oak Panel, 26 x 36 cm. Signed lower right: B.V.AST, (POA) © David Koetser Gallery.
Provenance: Anonymous sale, New York, Christie’s, 10 January 1980, lot 112;
With David.M. Koetser, Zürich;
Acquired from the above by the late owners in October 1980.
Literature: I. Bergström, “Baskets with flowers by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder and
their Repercussions on the Art of Balthasar van der Ast”, in Tableau, vol. 6, no. 3, December 1983 – January 1984, pp. 70-71, reproduced fig. 7.
David Koetser Gallery. Talstrasse 37, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland