Balthasar van der  Ast - A Still-Life of Fruit and Shells with a  Rose and various Insects upon a stone ledge.

Balthasar van der Ast (Middelburg 1594 - Delft 1657)

A Still-Life of Fruit and Shells with a Rose and various Insects upon a stone ledge.

Oil on Panel, 36.5 x 50.5 cm.
Signed lower right: .B.vander.Ast
Provenance: Emil Lachman, Berlin;
His sale, Berlin, Lepke, 30 September - 1 October 1913, lot 247;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, 27 June 1958, lot 71.
With the Hallsborough Gallery, London;
Purchased from the above by the father of the present owner.
Private Collection, Geneva.
Exhibitions: Ghent, Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België, Fleurs et Jardins dans l’art Flamand, 1960, no. 9. Literature: L.J. Bol, The Bosschaert dynasty, Leigh-on-Sea 1960, pp. 81-2, cat. no. 92.