Lot 3083 - A190 Old Master Paintings - Friday, 27. September 2019, 02.00 PM

JOHANN RUDOLF BYS

(Chur 1660–1738 Würzburg)
Pair of works: Large exotic sea snail, with flowers and finch/Large scallop with flowers and goldfinch. 1694.
Oil on canvas.
Signed lower left: J. R. Bys fec / signed and dated lower left: J. R. Bys fecit 1694.
Each 44.5 × 35 cm.

Provenance:
- Sotheby's, London, 6.12.1989, Lot 62.
- Private collection.
- Galerie Neuse, Bremen.
- Private collection.
- Koller auction, Zurich, 10.9.1998, Lot 28.
- Swiss private collection.

Exhibited:
- Dialog mit Alten Meistern, Prager Kabinettmalerei 1690–1750, Herzog-Anton-Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig, 5.6.–17.8.1997.
- Prazska Kabinetni Malba 1690–1750, Prague 1997, No. 95 and 96.

Literature:
Bernd M. Mayer: Johann Rudolf Bys, Studien zu Leben und Werk, Munich 1994, Cat. No. G61 and G62, pp. 216–217, ill 54–55.

CHF 60 000 / 100 000

€ 52 630 / 87 720

Sold for CHF 171 100 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.