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Attributed to Gillemans, Jan Pauwel I (Flemish artist, 1618-1675) , Still Life: Fruit and Oysters

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Title Still Life: Fruit and Oysters
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Attributed to Gillemans, Jan Pauwel I (Flemish artist, 1618-1675)
Previously attributed to Aelst, Willem van (Dutch still life painter, 1627-after 1687)
Previously attributed to Heem, Jan Davidsz. de (Dutch painter, born 1606, died 1683 or 1684)
Date Earliest possibly about 1640
Date Latest probably 1675
Description On a heavy table is a blue Delftware basin and in front a metal tray. They are filled with plums, grapes, lemon and other fruits and leaves. In front are a piece of bread, some opened oysters and a sliced lemon. Snails, butterflies and caterpillars are also present.
Current Accession Number 11
Former Accession Number 18 (1855); 215 (1893)
Inscription front ul 'J. D. de heem.'
Subject still life
Measurements 36.5 x 52.7 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Provenance John Smith, dealer, London, 12 May 1846, bought by Archibald McLellan, 5.
Principal Exhibitions Still-Life in the Age of Rembrandt, Auckland, 1982, cat. no. 9.
Publications McLellan Catalogue, Glasgow, 1855, p. 4, no. 18, as by J. D. de Heem; Waagen, G., Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain, London, 1857, p. 458, as by W. van Aelst; Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 140, no. 215; Greindl, E., Les Peintures Flamands de Nature Morte, Brussels, 1956, p. 172; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 65, no. 11, II, p. 51, as by J. D. de Heem.
Notes The signature is false.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley



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