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- Titles Still Life with Dead Game and Fruit (Label Display)
- Artist Jan Weenix, Dutch, 1641 - 1719
- Medium oil on canvas
- Dimensions painting: 48 1/2 × 39 1/4 in. (123.2 × 99.7 cm) frame: 59 × 49 3/4 × 3 in. (149.9 × 126.4 × 7.6 cm)
- Credit Line Museum purchase with funds provided by the Beaux Arts Krewe in honor of Winston Martin Carl, 2018.7
- Work Type painting
- Classification Paintings
- On View
- Inscription Recto, dated below the sigature: 1706 Verso, on frame, remnants of an attached printed text: (?, illegible) ...St. and his first wife.../...wher(?).../...(?)pposed to.../...heard of since she sailed... Verso, on frame, remnants of an old label(?): illegible letter or series of letters Verso, on frame, remnants of an old label, devided in at least for fields with black outlines, largely illegible: NO. ... DATE Verso, on frame, in black: X 3(?) 0 Verso, on stretcher, white paper inscribed with pencil: Iloon (?) Verso, on stretcher, remnants of an old label: ...ST. GALLERIES. / ...CADILLY Verso, on stretcher: 3229 Verso, on stretcher, sticker relating to the Dec. 8, 2011, lot 153 auction. Verso, on stretcher, sticker also relating to the Dec. 8, 2011 auction (with lot no. 153) Verso, on stretcher, sticker likely relating to another auction: Consignment 40135809 / 68Q9J / EOMP / Jan Weenix, A Still Life of Game, a Hare Verso, on stretcher, sticker with barcode: 48255851 Verso, on stretcher, sticker: SN00523579/002 / 1702121 Verso, on stretcher, label: Allen's Depositories, Ltd. / Wyfold Road, Fulham / Mr. A.N. Armstrong / No. 65
- Provenance With dealer Thomas Agnews & Sons, London(?) [see note 1]. A.N. Armstrong(?) [see note 2]. Unknown private collection by 1953 [see note 3]; offered but unsold at Sotheby’s, London, 10 July 2003, lot 28. Offered but unsold at Sotheby’s, London, 7 July 2004, lot 12; purchased by dealer Jack Kilgore on joint account with dealer Rafael Valls [see note 4]; purchased by dealer Rob Noortman in May 2005, until at least 2008 [see note 5]. Offered but unsold at Sotheby’s, London, 8 Dec. 2011, lot 153; purchased after the auction by Carl Schünemann, Bremen [see note 6]; Christie’s New York, 3 June 2015, lot 44 [see note 7]; purchased by dealer Adam Williams Fine Art, New York; purchased by the Birmingham Museum of Art, 2018
1. Partial label on the back of the stretcher can be linked to Thomas Agnews & Sons. While most of the label is gone, the format seems to correspond with a label used by Agnews after 1877 (Old Bond Street location opened) and before 1909 (Liverpool gallery closed).
2. Label on the back of the frame from Allen’s Depository Ltd., Wyfold Road, Fulham, inscribed with A.N. Armstrong (printed) and no. 65 (handwritten). J. J. Allen Ltd. was a versatile commercial enterprise that included warehousing formed in 1899. A London depository was on Wyfold Road, Fulham.
3. According to Sotheby’s, the date was given verbally by the client, who apparently inherited the painting, before the 2003 auction.
4. Purchased following the sale; published in Valls’ 2005 catalog (# 36).
5. Published by Noortman in “One Hundred Master Paintings” in 2007, nr. 43. Sale date according to Jack Kilgore per email correspondence, on file. See also RKD image number 1001234957.
6. According to correspondence with Dorothee Hansen, Kunsthalle Bremen, dated May 3, 2018.
7. As before.