School of Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (French, c. 1636-1699)
Elegant Flowers in an Urn Flanked by Cherubs
Oil on canvas, 31 5/8 x 38 5/8 in. (80.2 x 98.2 cm), in a period frame.
Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, fine craquelure.
Provenance: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, proceeds to benefit the acquisitions fund.
N.B. The consignor reports that this floral still life was purchased in 1936 from Lenygon & Morant, Ltd., London. In 1968 Ellis K. Waterhouse, then director of the Barber Institute of the University of Birmingham, England, noted that the work was "like Monnoyer" and ascribed a general date of 17th century.
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