The Pseudo Simons (active the Netherlands, late 17th Century) Apples and grapes in a wan-li kraakware dish, 80 x 112 cm. (31½ x 44 1/8 in.)

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Lot 28*
The Pseudo Simons
(active the Netherlands, late 17th Century)
Apples and grapes in a wan-li kraakware dish, 80 x 112 cm. (31½ x 44 1/8 in.)
Sold for £ 30,000 (US$ 39,030) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Pseudo Simons (active the Netherlands, late 17th Century)
Apples and grapes in a wan-li kraakware dish, with tulips, roses, irises and other flowers in a glass vase, a peeled lemon on a silver salver along with oranges, cherries and walnuts on a draped table
oil on canvas
80 x 112 cm. (31½ x 44 1/8 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Leonard Koetser, London, 1946
    Frost and Reed, London, 1948 as Michiel Simons

    We are grateful to Fred G. Meijer of the RKD for confirming the attribution after inspection of the original.

    The current lot belongs to a group of still life paintings by an as yet unidentified artist who was active during the second half of the seventeenth century. The name `Pseudo-Simons` reflects that the artist's style is close to Michiel Simons (active 1648-1673). His pictures are characterised by the combination of a variety of similar elements; for example, the flowers, peeled lemon, and fruit arranged on a draped ledge.
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