Auction House

Auction: Old Master Paintings

07. July 2021, 2:00 pm

Object overview


„Still life with fish, crabs, cuttlefish and shell on the beach“
c. 1680
oil on copper, parqueted
20.5 x 29.5 cm


auction Sotheby's, London, 22th of May 1985, lot 31 (as Jan van Kessel II);
auction Glerum, The Hague, 25th of November 1991, lot 105 (as Jan van Kessel I);
auction Vendu Notarishuis, Rotterdam, 29th of March 1992, lot 46 (as Attributed to Jan van Kessel I );
auction Phillips, London, 6th of July 1993, lot 227 (as Attributed to Jacob Bouttats );
Belgian private collection;
auction Christie's London, 8th of Decmber 2017, lot 194 (as Pseudo-Jan van Kessel II.);
private property, Austria


Nobert Schneider, Les natures mortes, Paris 1991, p. 162
Klaus Ertz, Christa Nitze-Ertz, Jan van Kessel the Ältere 1626-1679, Jan van Kessel der Jüngere 1654-1708, Jan van Kessel der ,Andere' ca. 1620 - ca. 1661. Kritische Kataloge der Gemälde, Lingen 2012, p. 242, no. 298 (with ill., as Jan van Kessel the Elder)

Short-certificate by Dr. Klaus Ertz, Lingen, November 5, 2018, as Jan van Kessel the Younger, is enclosed.
According to the 2017 auction catalog, Fred Meijer suggested the attribution to pseudo-Jan van Kessel II, based on the inspection of the original.
The painting is registered in the database of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague (RKD), under no. 0000049403 (as pseudo-Jan van Kessel II.).

€ 9.500