Still Life in a casement with a basket of pears and apples, a Haddock, Vine stem and a branch of peaches
(Sterling Sterling Maxwell master)

66.3 x 84cm
Oil on canvas

PROVENANCE: William Stirling, (later Sir William Stirling-Maxwell of Kier), before 1848;
By descent in the family (until 1990);
Christie’s, London, 14 December 1990, lot 43 (as Attributed to Loarte);
Matthiesen fine Art Limited and Algranti, London;
From whom acquired by present owner.


LITERATURE: Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, Annals of the Artists of Spain, London, 1848, vol. III, p. 1410 (2nd edition, 1891, vol. IV, p. 1596), as Velázquez.
Charles B. Curtis, Velázquez and Murillo, London, 1883, p. 40, cat. No. 90, (as Velázquez).
Allan Braham, El Greco to Goya. The Taste for Spanish Paintings in Britain and Ireland, exh. cat., London (The National Gallery), 1981, p. 96, cat. No. 55 (as School of Seville).
William B. Jordan and Peter Cherry, Spanish Still Life from Velázquez to Goya, exh. cat., London (The National Gallery), 1995, pp. 33-34, 209, cat. no. 4 (as Unknown Artist).



EXHIBITED: London, The National Gallery, El Greco to Goya. The Taste for Spanish Paintings in Britain and Ireland, 1981, no. 55.

Where is It?
Acquired by an American collector
Historical Period
Baroque - 1600-1720
Still Life - Other
1997-An Eye on Nature: Spanish Still Life Painting from Sanchez Cotan to Goya.
Hard and soft back catalogue of the Exhibition held in New York., 153 pages, fully illustrated with 23 colour plates and 65 black and white text illustrations. Forward by Patrick Matthiesen. Catalogue entries by Dr. William B. Jordan. £30 or $40 inc. p.& p.

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