Still Life with Oysters and Grapes

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Still Life with Oysters and Grapes

Holland, 1653
Paintings
Oil on wood
Panel: 14 1/4 × 20 7/8 in. (36.2 × 53.02 cm) Frame: 22 × 28 3/4 × 1 3/4 in. (55.88 × 73.03 × 4.45 cm)
Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (M.86.95)
Not currently on public view

Provenance

Provenance(1) Baron Albert von Oppenheim (1834-1912), Cologne, by 1876 (sale, Berlin, Lepke, 19 March 1918, lot 17).(2) Gerald (Gerhard) Hans Oliven(3) (1905-1982), Germany,  England, and Beve

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Provenance(1) Baron Albert von Oppenheim (1834-1912), Cologne, by 1876 (sale, Berlin, Lepke, 19 March 1918, lot 17).(2) Gerald (Gerhard) Hans Oliven(3) (1905-1982), Germany,  England, and Beverly Hills by ca.1927-28 (sale, New York, Christie's, 5 June 1985, lot 156, sold to); [David Koetser, Zurich, sold 1986 to]; LACMA.

Footnotes

(1) A similarly described , but different, painting was exhibited at Wrexham 1876 as no. 116, Fruit Piece, and later sold by Reginald Cholmondeley (1826-1896), Condover Hall (estate sale, London, Christie's, 6 March 1897, lot 42, "A Plate of Oysters, fruit, and glass  wine, on a table covered with blue drapery." panel, 14 by 20 in., sold for 315 pounds to Thomas Agnew and Sons).

(2) The sale was originally sheduled to take place 27 October 1914 but was postponed. Part two of the sale, which was originally scheduled for 28-29 October 1914, took place on 23 october 1917.

(3) Gerald Oliven was the son of Oskar Oliven, the manager of Ludwig Loew & Co. AG, Berlin. Gerald Oliven was related through his mother to the Jewish Loewe family, who were forced by the Nazis to abandon heir company when they fled Germany in 1934. Oskar Oliven went to Switzerland. Gerald immigrated to England about 1938 and moved to the United States after World War II, settling in Beverly Hills.

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Bibliography

  • Segal, Sam. Jan Davidsz de Heem und sein Kreis. Braunschweig: Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, 1991.
  • Lehmbeck, Leah, editor. Gifts of European Art from The Ahmanson Foundation. Vol. 3, Dutch Painting, Flemish Painting, Spanish Painting and Sculpture. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2019.
  • Segal, Sam. Jan Davidsz de Heem und sein Kreis. Braunschweig: Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, 1991.
  • Lehmbeck, Leah, editor. Gifts of European Art from The Ahmanson Foundation. Vol. 3, Dutch Painting, Flemish Painting, Spanish Painting and Sculpture. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2019.
  • Schaefer, Scott, and Peter Fusco. European Painting and Sculpture in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: an Illustrated Summary Catalogue. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1987.
  • Conisbee, Philip et al. The Ahmanson Gifts: European Masterpieces in the Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1991.


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