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A fruit piece / Houghton Gallery

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1842,0806.205

  • Title (object)

    • A fruit piece

    Title (series)

    • Houghton Gallery
  • Description

    A rich bouquet of flowers in a vase with classical reliefs, before it lie grapes, peaches, nuts and other fruits, all placed on a marble ledge; coat of arms at bottom; scratched letter proof before title; after Jan van Huysum. 1781
    Mezzotint with stipple and etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1781
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 548 millimetres (cropped)
    • Width: 406 millimetres (cropped)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within image, "Jan Van Huysum / fecit 1723", and below image with artists' and publisher's names and date, and publication line: "Published Sepr 1st. 1781 by John Boydell engraver in Cheapside London."
  • Curator's comments

    From 'The Houghton Gallery', see 2005,U.109 for comment.
    After the 1723 painting by Jan van Huysum in the Hermitage, St Petersburg.

  • Bibliography

    • Wessely 1886 145 bibliographic details
    • Rubinstein 1991 60 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 7 (after Huysum) bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1842

  • Acquisition notes

    1842,0806.1 to 321 were all purchased from W & G Smith, who had acquired the collection of Joseph Harding, from whom they all came. The acquisition was recommended to the Trustees by Josi on 31 March and 29 April 1841, but only purchased in 1842.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1842,0806.205

A rich bouquet of flowers in a vase with classical reliefs, before it lie grapes, peaches, nuts and other fruits, all placed on a marble ledge; coat of arms at bottom; scratched letter proof before title.  1781  Mezzotint with stipple and etching

Recto

A rich bouquet of flowers in a vase with classical reliefs, before it lie grapes, peaches, nuts and other fruits, all placed on a marble ledge; coat of arms at bottom; scratched letter proof before title. 1781 Mezzotint with stipple and etching

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