77. Johannes Fris

Johannes Fris
(Amsterdam 1627-1628 – 1672)
Vanitas still life
Oil on canvas, 48.3 x 56 cm
Provenance:
– Collection Mr. G.W. van Aardenne (1888-1983), Dordrecht
– By descent to the present owner
Literature:
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.
N.B. III:
We are grateful to Mr. Fred Meijer of the RKD in The Hague for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.

Taxatie
€ 9.000 - 12.000
Hamerbedrag
€ 9.000