Balthasar van der Ast

(Middelburg 1593 - Delft 1657)

Still life of irises, columbines, tulips, roses and lily of the valley in a glass vase flanked by a lizard and a butterfly

Oil on panel
48.5 X 36.6 cm ( 19 3⁄32 X 14 13⁄32 inches )

Sold in partnership with Costermans

Alexander Wheelock Thayer (South Natick, Massachusetts 18171897 Trieste).
Alice Thayer (according to a label on the reverse).
With Eugène Slatter Gallery, London, 1956.
Sale “The property of a lady”, London, Sotheby’s, 2 december 1964, lot 29.
With Leggatt Brothers, London, until 1965.
Anonymous sale, New York, Christie’s, 10 January 1980, lot 115.
Private collection, Germany, from 1981, (on loan to the Niedersäschsisches Landesmuseum, Hannover from 19992006).

Hannover, Niedersäschsisches Landesmuseum, on laon 19992006.
More beautiful than nature. The still lifes of Balthasar van der Ast (1593/941657) : in Aachen, SuermondtLudwig-Museum, 10/03 – 05/06/2016
En in Gotha, Herzogliches Museum, 02/07 – 02/10/2016.

L. J. BOL, The Bosschaert Dynasty, Leighon-Sea, 1960, p.72, cat. No. 20.
S. AYOOGHI, S. BOHMER, T. TRUMPER, e.a., Die stillleben des Balthasar van der Ast (1593/941657), Michael Imhof Verlag, 2016, pp.139142, cat. No. 16.