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Title Flowers in a Vase
Collection National Trust for Scotland (Gladstone´s Land)
Artist Attributed to after Claesz, Anthony, the younger (Dutch painter, 1616-1652)
Date Earliest possibly 1636
Date Latest possibly 1652
Signed yes
Description This painting of flowers, including tulips and lilly-of-the-valley with a butterfly in a blue and white porcelain vase, is possibly the work of Amsterdam flower painter, Anthony Claesz the Younger. The signature certainly resembles that of Claesz II. However, Claesz's work was more broadly painted and the hard edged style of this painting suggests that the signature may be false. Claesz is thought to have studied with Balthasar van der Ast in Utrecht. Between 1632 and 1635, he travelled, one of his destinations being England. This painting is a pair with 34.250.2.
Current Accession Number 34.250.1
Inscription front lr 'Anthony Claesz Fecit'
Subject still life
Measurements 29 x 18 cm (estimate)
Material oil on board/vellum
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Lady Liverpool 1980.
Provenance Mrs. H. J. Braekstad.
Notes Labels on back 'Mrs. H. J. Braekstad/Pollo/Delny/Ross and Cromarty/Kildary 226'; 'The National Trust for Scotland/ Lady Liverpool's Bequest, 1980'; 'Glads. 3/150/2'; inscription on back 'Anthony Claesy/1690/Spring Flowers in porcelain vase signed guache on vellum'. If this painting is, indeed, by Anthony Claesz II, the date of 1690 as recorded in the inscription on the reverse, would certainly be wrong as Claesz died in 1652. This work has been considered to be of a much later date and not by Claesz.
Rights Owner National Trust for Scotland
Author Dr Patricia Smyth
 

 

 

 

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