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copy after Willem van Aelst (1627 - in or after 1683)

A Vase of Flowers with a Watch

A527; oil on canvas; 66 x 53 cm

Prov: (?)Pieter Locquet

Bequeathed by Daisy Linda Ward, 1939; WA1940.2.3

Meijer 2003, no. 4

Comparison with a nearly identical version of this composition in the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco suggests that A527 is a very careful copy, probably by a close follower of the artist, possibly painted in his studio. Hendrick de Fromantiou and Nicolaes Lachtropius have both been proposed as the copyist.

Information derived from the The Ashmolean Museum Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.