Franciscus Gysbrechts (born Antwerp 1649) A trompe l'oeil still life of a half-open wall cabinet filled with writing implements, silver gilt dishes, a violin, hunting horn

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Franciscus Gysbrechts
(born Antwerp 1649)
A trompe l'oeil still life of a half-open wall cabinet filled with writing implements, silver gilt dishes, a violin, hunting horn

Sold for £ 90,062 (US$ 110,160) inc. premium
Franciscus Gysbrechts (born Antwerp 1649)
A trompe l'oeil still life of a half-open wall cabinet filled with writing implements, silver gilt dishes, a violin, hunting horn and other objects
signed 'F. Gysbrechts' (lower right)
oil on canvas
82.6 x 118.8cm (32 1/2 x 46 3/4in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Private Collection, Belgium, for at least 30 years

    Exhibited
    Bruges, Private Collections in Bruges, 1970, cat. no. 10 (as Cornelis Gysbrechts, according to a Witt library mount)

    A very similar composition with small differences of similar dimensions by Franciscus Gysbrechts in in the Schloss Fasanerie, Eichenzell (Fulda, inv./cat. nr FAS B 539t; see: M. Braun, Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts und Franciscus Gijsbrechts, Berlin, 1994, p. 190-191, nr. 2.2.14, ill.). Similar works depicting half-open wall cabinets by Franciscus Gysbrechts were with C. Frank, London, 1954 and sold Galerie Koller, Zürich, 20-23 March, 2007, lot 3054.

    Franciscus Gysbrechts was the son of the still life painter Cornelis Norbertus Gysbrechts and Anna Moons. He worked in Copenhagen in 1672 and is probably identical with the Franciscus Gysbrecht who was active in Leiden between 1674 and 1676/77. His works can be confused with those of Cornelis Norbertus Gysbrechts, who was known to have painted similar trompe l'oeils, although his style is more baroque and his brushwork more soft and fluid.

    We are grateful to Dr. Fred Meijer for confirming the attribution to Franciscus Gysbrechts upon examination of colour photographs.
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