Isaak Denies - Flower Still Life with a Snail and Dragonfly
Flower Still Life with a Snail and Dragonfly
Oil on canvas (relined). 60 x 46.7 cm.
The Dutch still life painter Isaak Denies was a pupil of Willem van Aelst, and his works are frequently mistaken for those of his master. The present work was purchased in the 1930s by T.W.H. Ward, and was apparently the first painting he purchased. The remains of a signature were recorded at this time, but are no longer visible.
We would like to thank Fred Meijer for confirming the attribution to Isaak Denies.
The T.W.H. Ward, Esq. Collection, Paris. - Christie´s, Monaco 20.6.1992, lot 53. - Private collection, Rhineland.
R. Warner: Dutch and Flemish Fruit and Flowers of the XVII and XVIII Centuries, 1928l, p. 62.