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Still Life of Fruit and Game

Pieter van Overschee (Flemish, active ca. 1645–61)
Oil on wood
32 7/8 x 46 3/4 in. (83.5 x 118.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Grace Wilkes, 1921
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (right, on table): Pieter van Overschee f. 1645·
?George Wilkes, New York (until d. 1876); ?his daughters, Harriet and Grace Wilkes, New York (1876–Harriet's d. 1887); Grace Wilkes, New York (until d. 1921)
Walther Bernt. The Netherlandish Painters of the Seventeenth Century. London, 1970, vol. 2, p. 91, as by Overschee.

Walther Bernt. Die Niederländischen Maler und Zeichner des 17. Jahrhunderts. Vol. 2, 4th, rev. ed. Munich, 1980, p. 60.

Scott A. Sullivan. The Dutch Gamepiece. Totowa, N.J., 1984, p. 29, fig. 58, erroneously as Overschee's only dated work; states that the "composition and choice of objects strongly suggest the influence of Adriaen van Utrecht".

Olivier Le Bihan. L'Or & l'ombre: catalogue critique et raisonné des peintures hollandaises du dix-septième et du dix-huitième siècles, conservées au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. Bordeaux, 1990, p. 237, ill., under no. 68, as derived from a prototype by Jan Fyt, and as different in style from the still life by Overschee in Bordeaux.

Erika Gemar-Koeltzsch. Luca Bild-Lexikon: Holländische Stillebenmaler im 17. Jahrhundert. Ed. Klaus Ertz and Christa Nitze-Ertz. Lingen, Germany, 1995, vol. 3, pp. 767, 769, no. 303/1, ill.

Adriaan van der Willigen and Fred G. Meijer. A Dictionary of Dutch and Flemish Still-life Painters Working in Oils, 1525–1725. Leiden, 2003, p. 156.

Gemälde und Zeichnungen 15.–19. Jh. / Paintings and Drawings 15th–19th C. Lempertz, Cologne. November 14, 2015, unpaginated, under no. 1488.

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