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Alexander Adriaenssen

(1587 -  1661 )
ADRIAENSSEN Alexander A Bouquet Of Flowers With Roses

Palais Dorotheum /Jun 11, 2013
25,000.00 - 35,000.00
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Alexander Adriaenssen - A Breakfast Still Life With Fish

Alexander Adriaenssen - A Breakfast Still Life With Fish

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Lot number: 69
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Alexander Adriaenssen Provenance:formerly Gatchina Palace near St. Petersburg (an inventory numberfrom Gatchina and an inscription in Russian on the reverse);sale, Leo Spik, Berlin, October 1973;Private collection, GermanyWhen the present painting was sold at the Leo Spik auction house inBerlin in 1973, it came with a certificate issued by Walther Bernt(May 1973). He wrote: ‘an incontestable, colouristic charming, andexcellent preserved work by the Antwerp stilllife painterAdriaenssen. Identical vessels recur in a still life owned by themuseum of Ghent.’’’’The attribution has also independently been confirmed by FredMeijer of the RKD, The Hague (written communication, 25 February2016).Alexander Adriaenssen was an important still life painter who hadspecialised in the depiction of fish, birds, and flowers at anearly stage in his career. His still lifes are characterised bybrownish silvery hues animated by skilfully placed highlights. Theartist applied his paints in a transparent manner. Adriaenssen’’’’sstill lifes of fish are occasionally mistaken for those by Abrahamvan Beyeren.
Alexander Adriaenssen - A Still Life Of Fish On A Table

Alexander Adriaenssen - A Still Life Of Fish On A Table

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Lot number: 243
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Alexander Adriaenssen the Elder (Antwerp 1587-1661) A still life of fish on a table signed and dated 'Alex Adriaenssen fecit A. 1647' (on table leg, lower left) oil on canvas 66 x 98cm (26 x 38 9/16in). Footnotes Provenance With Han Jüngeling, The Hague, 1963 With Alfred Bader, Milwaukee, 1978, where purchased by the present owner's late father Literature G. Spiessens, Leven en werk van de Antwerpse schilder Alexander Adriaenssen , Brussels, 1990, p. 134, nr. 55, afb. 36 Exhibited Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Painting , October-November 1967, cat. no. 1 The present painting is accompanied by a letter from Dr. Walter Berndt (dated 16 March 1965) stating that there are similar compositions in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest and the Musée Rapail in Paris. We are grateful to Fred Meijer of the RKD for confirming the attribution to Adriaenssen on the basis of colour photographs.
Alexander Adriaenssen - A Still Life

Alexander Adriaenssen - A Still Life

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Lot number: 326
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Alexander Adriaenssen ANTWERP 1587 - 1661 A STILL LIFE WITH A PLATTER OF CRABS AND SHRIMP, A GLASS JUG OF FLOWERS, A ROEMER AND A LONG-STEMMED TAZZA OF WINE, AN EARTHENWARE JUG, A LOAF OF BREAD, A BUNCH OF GRAPES AND A HALF-PEELED LEMON signed and dated on the table, lower left: Alex. Adriaenssen fecit Aº 1646 oil on panel 17 3/4 by 25 3/8 in.; 44 by 64.3 cm. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance H. Asa Thomas, until 1944, by whom sold; London, Christie's, 17 March 1944, lot 77; Nicholas Argenti collection, London, 1944-1945; With Eugene Slatter Arts, London, 1944-1948; Viscount Fitzharris sale, London, Christie's, 2 December 1949, lot 118; Acquired by the present collector in 1962. Literature E. Greindl, Les peintres flamands de nature morte au dix-septième siècle, Brussels 1956, pp. 42 and 148; E. Greindl, Les peintres flamands de nature morte au dix-septième siècle, Sterrebeek 1983, pp. 57 and 333, no. 10; G. Spiessens, Leven en werk van de Antwerpse schilder Alexander Adriaenssen (1587-1661), Brussels 1990, pp. 126-127, no. 43, reproduced fig. 28. Alexander Adriaenssen began an apprenticeship in the workshop of Artus van Laeck in 1597 at the age of 10 and is listed as a master of the painters’’ guild from 1610. All of Adriaenssen’’s known works are still lifes, a number of which are dated and prominently signed with his full name in a manner similar to the present painting. His compositions are well balanced, suffused with soft chiaroscuro, with the textures of surfaces skillfully and convincingly reproduced. Peter Mitchell published a very similar composition, dated the same year and of almost identical measurements in which the artist exchanged the long-stemmed tazza for a slightly deeper glass and shifted the position of the butterfly, closer to the platter, the bread to the left of the glassware and adding fallen petals at the corner of the table, lower left. 1 1. P. Mitchell, European Flower Painters, London 1973, p.33, reproduced p.34, fig. 33. Panel has been cradled. the surface is clean and painting is presentable as is. there is generally good retention of the paint surface with nice detail throughout most of the picture. there is some slight thinness to the green table cloth and grapes. a small gouge with paint loss can be seen in background to right of the flowers. examination under UV light reveals some very small retouches here and there on crabs and some on grapes. there appears to have been some selective cleaning around signature at lower left. difficult to see anything more under the varnish. Offered in a plain brown wood frame. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
Alexander Adriaenssen - A Bouquet Of Flowers With Roses

Alexander Adriaenssen - A Bouquet Of Flowers With Roses

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Lot number: 35
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Alexander Adriaenssen (Antwerp 1587 - 1661), A bouquet of flowers with roses, tulips, irises and a mimosa in an ornamentally decorated earthenware vase, with three butterflies and a dragonfly, signed at lower right: Alex Adrieanssen… , oil on panel, 74 x 49 cm, framed Literature: M. L. Hairs, Les peintres flamands de fleurs au XVII Siècle, Brussels 1965, p. 248, fig. 55, p. 193; M. L. Hairs, Les peintres flamands de fleurs au XVII siècle, Brussels 1985, p. 364 (under Alexander Adriaenssen); G. Spiessens, Leven en werk van de Antwerpse schilder Alexander Adriaenssen, Antwerp 1990, pp. 129/30, no. 48, fig. 31. Exhibited: Tentoonstelling van Oude schilderijen, Collectie CV Kunsthandel P. De Boer, Amsterdam, Rotterdamsche Kunstring, March 1951, no. 3 Provenance: Gallery A. F. Mondschein and Co., New York, 1944; Pieter De Boer, Amsterdam, 1950; sale of his collection, S. G. NK etc, Paris, Galerie Charpentier, 23 Mai 1951, no. 17, fig. XII; sale, Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, June 1978, no. 327; sale, Sotheby’’’’s, London, 5 July 1989, no. 87, ill. Adriaenssen was a Flemish painter who primarily executed still lifes of fish, fruit and vegetables, shot wildfowl, and rare flowers, as they also appear in the present painting. His paintings are mostly signed and frequently also dated. A date possibly inscribed in the present painting is no longer legible. EUR 25.000,- to 35.000,-
Alexander Adriaenssen - A Still Life With A Platter Of Crabs And Shrimp

Alexander Adriaenssen - A Still Life With A Platter Of Crabs And Shrimp

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Lot number: 232
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LOT 232 PROPERTY OF A DESCENDANT OF ROBERT FINCK ALEXANDER ADRIAENSSEN ANTWERP 1587 - 1661 A STILL LIFE WITH A PLATTER OF CRABS AND SHRIMP, A GLASS JUG OF FLOWERS, A ROEMER AND A LONG-STEMMED TAZZA OF WINE, AN EARTHENWARE JUG, A LOAF OF BREAD, A BUNCH OF GRAPES AND A HALF-PEELED LEMON signed and dated on the table, lower left: Alex. Adriaenssen fecit Aº 1646 oil on panel 17 3/4 by 25 3/8 in.; 44 by 64.3 cm.
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