Roses, hollyhocks, marigolds and other flowers in a terracotta vase with grapes, plums, peaches and a split melon before an open landscape oil on canvas 102.5 x 146.5cm (40 3/8 x 57 11/16in).
PROVENANCE With Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, London The Stoop Collection, Byfleet, Hampshire, and thence by family descent to the present owner
The composition follows the right hand section of a signed painting by Jan Fyt in the Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (on canvas, 118 x 197 cm., inv. no. 2641). The present composition, however, differs somewhat, particularly in the sky and in the addition of the large palace in the distant landscape.