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Still Life: A Basket of Grapes and Other Fruit

Jacob van Hulsdonck (Flemish, 1582–1647)

Date:
probably ca. 1635–45
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
19 5/8 x 25 1/2 in. (49.8 x 64.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
The Alfred N. Punnett Endowment Fund, 1964
Accession Number:
64.294
  • Gallery Label

    Hulsdonck was born in Antwerp but spent his early years in the southern Dutch port of Middelburg, where the flower painter Ambrosius Bosschaert (1573–1621) was his model. In this late work Hulsdonck employs a standard Antwerp composition, familiar from pictures by Jan Breughel I and II and by Frans Snyders (from whom the rhythmic tendrils come).

  • Catalogue Entry

    Forthcoming

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed (lower left): IVHVLSDON[C]K· [initials in monogram] FE·

  • Provenance

    private collection, France (sale, Dorotheum, Vienna, December 5, 1960, no. 50, bought in); [J. R. Bier, Haarlem, in 1962]; [Brod Gallery, London, in 1962]; William Drown, London (until 1964; sold to Böhler); [Julius Böhler, Munich, 1964; sold to MMA]

  • Exhibition History

    Haarlem. J. R. Bier. "Hollandse 17e eeuwse meesters," 1962, no. 13.

    London. Brod Gallery. "Paintings by Old Dutch and Flemish Masters," 1962, no. 35.

  • References

    Walter A. Liedtke. Flemish Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1984, vol. 1, pp. 107–8; vol. 2, pl. 48, considers it one of the artist's most advanced and, presumably, later works.



  • Notes

    The picture has been cradled.

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