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Still Life with Fruit and Shells

about 1623–24
Balthasar van der Ast (Dutch, 1593 or 1594–1657)


Dimensions

13 3/4 x 21 1/2 in.

Accession Number

2018.2109

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

On View

Robert and Ruth Remis Gallery (Gallery 244)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings

Signed

Signed, lower left: B vander Ast

Provenance

1881, Benjamin Disraeli (b. 1804 – d. 1881), 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, London; July 13, 1881, Beaconsfield estate sale, Christie, Manson, and Woods, London, lot 410, sold for £8.8 to “Lord Lewes,” William Nevill, 1st Marquess of Abergavenny and Earl of Lewes (b. 1826 – d. 1915), Eridge Castle, Sussex. About 1950s, Hallsborough Gallery, London. By 1960, Robert Grandjean (b. 1907 – d. 1996), Verviers, Belgium. Mrs. E. Hamilton-Brown, London. By 1966, John D. Constable (d. 2016), Cambridge and Sherborn, MA; 2018, sold by the estate of John Constable to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 26, 2018)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo