Jan van Kessel the Elder, attributed to - Still Life with Fish, a Crab and a Cat

Jan van Kessel the Elder, attributed to - Still Life with Fish, a Crab and a Cat - image-1
Jan van Kessel the Elder, attributed to - Still Life with Fish, a Crab and a Cat - image-1

Jan van Kessel the Elder, attributed to

Still Life with Fish, a Crab and a Cat

Oil on copper, mounted on panel. 10.5 x 15.5 cm.

This charming, small still life on copper, in which Walther Bernt recognised the hand of Jan van Kessel the Elder, belongs to a group of still lifes which researchers have in part attributed to Jan Kessel the Younger and in part to the Elder. The present composition with numerous sea fishes, a large crab and a cat by a rocky coast is characterised by the fine combination of cool, silvery-grey tones with the warmer coral hues of some of the fish and the crab.

Certificate

Walther Bernt, Munich, 28.2.1973 (as "einwandfreies, charakteristisches und ausgezeichnet erhaltenes Werk des vielseitigen Antwerpener Jan van Kessel").

Provenance

Private collection, Rhineland.

Lot 1512 Dα

Estimate:
5.000 € - 7.000 €

Result:
10.540 €