77. Johannes Fris

Johannes Fris
(Amsterdam 1627-1628 – 1672)
Vanitas still life
Oil on canvas, 48.3 x 56 cm
– Collection Mr. G.W. van Aardenne (1888-1983), Dordrecht
– By descent to the present owner
S. de Bodt & K. Koldeweij, Museumaanwinsten. Dordtse en Nederlandse schilders in het Dordrechts Museum, in: Antiek 21, 1987, no. 10, page 664 (ill.) (as De Clauw)
N.B. I:
The Dordrechts Museum was given this painting in the mid-ninteen-eighties on extended loan.
N.B. II:
The Vanitas painting is a genre that was particularly popular in The Netherlands in the 17th century. The subject is intended to remind the viewer that life is but short, and to encourage a focus on the eternal. This is reflected in the choise of the word vanitas. Vanitas is Latin for vanity and emptiness.
We are grateful to Mr. Fred Meijer of the RKD in The Hague for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.

€ 9.000 - 12.000
€ 9.000