Jan Davidsz. de Heem (Utrecht 1606-1684 Antwerp) Still life with a silver cup and cover, an overturned silver gilt cup holder, fruit in a basket, peaches, ham, figs, cherries, crabs and lemons on pewter plates, shrimps and wine glasses on a partly draped table Oil on canvas 88 x 120.5 cm Signed, right of centre J. De heem. f, circa 1645 Fred Meijer, in a letter of 18 October 2004: ‘the signature, the quality of the composition, and the certitude with which the objects are placed do not leave any doubt about the authorship. This painting can be dated ca. 1645’. This work is included in the catalogue raisonné by Fred G. Meijer, 2016. Provenance: collection Sir Richard V. Sutton Bt.; by descent to F. Chaplin, London 1855; by whom given to Sir Richard Sutton; by descent to Sir R.V. Sutton; Christie’s London, 1971; with Richard Green Gallery, cat. 1971, n° 6 & ill.; sale Paul Brandt, Amsterdam, 1972; with art dealer F.G. Bosiak, Frankfurt (Weltkunst n° 48, 1978); Christie’s London, 1979; with Waterman Gallery, Amsterdam, cat. 1979, n° 9 & ill.; a private Dutch collection; from a foreign collection; Douwes Fine Art 2006; private collection, The Netherlands Exhibitions: Braunschweig, Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, 1991, ‘Jan Davidsz de Heem und sein Kreis’; Leeuwarden, Fries Museum, 'Van Jan Steen tot Jan Sluijters, De smaak van Douwes', from November 1998 until February 1999, cat. n° 9, with ill. (incorrectly as Jan Jansz. De Heem.) Literature: London 1971, cat. n° 6, colour ill.; Greindl, 1983, n° 10, p. 359, n° 69, p. 361, n° 69 as by Jan Davidsz. de Heem & n° 88; Sam Segal, Jan Davidsz de Heem und sein Kreis, Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig 1991, addendum 34 A & ill. (wrongly attributed to Jan Jansz. De Heem.); Liedtke 1992(2), pp. 112, 113, wrongly as by Jan Jansz. de Heem; Liedtke 2007, p. 322 (notes 2 and 5); Meijer 2013, pp. 255, 263, 266 (detail k), 269 (note 18); F. G. Meijer, (2016) Jan Davidsz. de Heem 1606-1684, Catalogue Raisonné, Part 2, pp. 109-110, A 95 with ill.