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Lot 3058* - A186 Old Master Paintings - Friday, 28. September 2018, 02.00 PM


(Middelburg 1612–1643 Utrecht)
Flowers in a glass vase.
Oil on panel.
Signed lower right: A. (ligature) Bosschaert.
48.5 x 37.3 cm (oval).

- v. Haw'scher Estate, No. 61 (seal verso).
- European private collection.

This painting, a rare, small-format work by the short-lived artist Abraham Bosschaert, is representative of the Middelburg painter’s work (cf. Gemar-Koeltzsch, Erika: Holländische Stillebenmaler im 17. Jahrhundert, 1995, pp. 156-158). Abraham Bosschaert was the youngest son of Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (1573-1621), considered to be one of the inventors of the floral still life as a distinct genre. His brother, Ambrosius the Younger (1609-1645) most likely continued to teach Abraham after the death of his father, as did Abraham’s uncle on his mother’s side, Balthasar van der Ast (1593-1657).

Dr. Fred G. Meijer confirmed the authorship on the basis of a photograph and describes the present painting as a characteristic work by Abraham Bosschaert.

CHF 22 000 / 28 000 | (€ 22 680 / 28 870)

Sold for CHF 26 900 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.