Vanitas

N. L. Peschier, Netherlandish, active 1659 - 1661

Geography:
Made in Netherlands, Europe

Date:
1661

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
31 1/2 x 40 inches (80 x 101.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1986-26-287

Credit Line:
The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986

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Provenance

Perhaps the Duke of Buckingham's collection; his sale, Christie's, London, November 30, 1839, lot 115 to Edwards [1]. Spanish Art Gallery, London; sold to Henry P. McIlhenny, Philadelphia, 1950; bequest to PMA, 1986. 1. According to the Getty Provenance Index, lot 115 in this sale was a Peschier Still Life dated 1661. No dimensions are supplied in the catalogue, and two other Peschier still lifes dated 1661 are candidates for this sale; one is in the Frits Lugt collection, Institut Neerlandais, Paris, inv. no. 7674, and the other was sold at Christie's, London, April 28, 1961, lot 159 (unillus).