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Attributed to Gerard Joseph Xavery (Flemish, 18th Century) Elaborate Floral Still Life

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
301
Sold for:
$5,925$5,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Attributed to Gerard Joseph Xavery (Flemish, 18th Century)

Elaborate Floral Still Life
Signed or inscribed and dated "G J. Xavery/1754" l.l.,
identified on a label from American Art Association/Anderson Galleries, Inc., affixed to the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 33 1/4 x 27 5/8 in. (84.5 x 70.0 cm), in a Maurice Grieve frame.
Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, craquelure, surface grime.

Provenance: American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, XVI-XIX century oil paintings and a small group of primitives, February 4-5, 1931, Sale code 3887, Lot 70; collection of Victoria (née Frelinghuysen) Bates (1907-2002); by family descent to the present owners.

N.B. The auction label from American Art Association/Anderson Galleries, Inc., and the catalogue entry for Lot 70 for that sale (3887) identify the artist as Jacob Xavery (Dutch, active 1746-1771).

Estimate $400-600

The area around the signature appears scrubbed and there may be the remnant of a second inscription to the left of the signature.

Scattered old retouch beneath the varnish layer, particularly to u.l. and l.r. quadrant; fine craquelure to both varnish and paint layers throughout; skinning to petals of pale blue hydrangeas l.l. and white flowers u.r.; no additional condition issues to report.

Keywords

American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Gerard Joseph Xavery, American Art Association/Anderson Galleries Inc., century oil paintings, Anderson Galleries , XVI, Victoria, Jacob Xavery

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