Lot 0016 - Online catalogue - Old Master Paintings Tue, 9 April 2019, 3 PM

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Jan Weenix (Lot 0016), 127th Auction zoom


Jan Weenix

Still life with peacock
estimate € 18,000 - 36,000

Jan Weenix

(Amsterdam 1640 - 1719 Amsterdam)
Still life with peacock, probably 1670s
oil on canvas; 122 x 103 cm
indistinctly signed on the lower left
(to some extent according to Wagenberg 2018): sale „Sir Simon h. Clarke Bart“ Christie’s, London, 8th May 1840, lot 26;
sale Roos, Amsterdam, 26th September 1854, lot 45;
sale Roos, Engelberts, Amsterdam, 29th November 1854, lot 61;
collection Dr. Freslingh, Laaren;
sale Bangel, Frankfurt, 9th March 1897, lot 67;
collection E. Locoge, Douai;
sale Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 16th December 1919, lot 101;
acquired by Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam (listed in the so called „Black Book“ under no. 720);
1940 confiscated by the German occupation forces;
probably sale Bukowskis, Zürich, 11th November 1982, lot 138;
purchased by the present owner in the early 1980s from an art dealer, London;
since then private property, Austria
1920 Amsterdam, Jacques Goudstikker Gallery, Rotterdamsche Kunstkring, no. 59;
1922 Den Haag, Tentoonstelling collectie Goudstikker in "Pulchri Studio" 's-Gravenhage, no. 139;
1922 St. Louis, Paintings by Old Dutch and Flemish Masters, lent by the Goudstikker Galleries, Amsterdam, no. 122;
1933 Amsterdam, Jacques Goudstikker Gallery, Het Stilleven, no. 346
G. Knuttel, Gemeentemuseum voor moderne kunst. „Nederlandsche stillevens uit vijf eeuwen.“ Published by Dienst voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen, The Hague, 1922. Article in: Mededeelingen van den Dienst voor Kunstenen Wetenschappen. vol. 2, no. 1 (1926). exhibition Gemeentemuseum, The Hague 27th February-31st March 1926, no. 8;
Rebecca Jean Ginnings. „The Art of Jan Baptist and Jan Weenix“. dissertation, University of Delaware 1970 (unpublished);
Anke A. von Wagenberg-Ter Hoeven, Jan Weenix. The paintings. Master of the Dutch hunting still life, Zwolle 2018, p. 340, Kat. no. 224, with ill. (proposing that the painting was executed in 1710;
the different measurements & more recent information on the provenance probably refer to one resp. two other versions of the present painting, which were offered on the art market in recent years)
We are grateful to Fred G. Meijer for confirming the painting as a work by Jan Weenix and proposing the 1670s as date of execution (on the basis of professional photographs).

We are selling this painting according an agreement with the heirs of Jacques Goudstikker.