Old Master and Related Works Online Auction

April 30, 2015

LOT 22

Lot 22

School of Jan Fyt (1611-1661)

School of Jan Fyt (1611-1661)
Lot 22 Details
School of Jan Fyt (1611-1661), Flemish


Oil on canvas. Previously given to Hondecoeter in an old written document accompanying the lot
24" x 32.5" — 61 x 82.6 cm.

Estimate $3,000-$4,000

Realised: $600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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School of Jan Fyt (1611-1661)
  • School of Jan Fyt (1611-1661)

With Geo. R. Donovan Esq., Toronto in 1920


This lot is accompanied by a letter from Geo. (rge) Alfred Meagher (1866-1930), a Canadian born artist specializing in watercolour. The accompanying typed letter from Mr. Meagher dated April 9th, 1920 addressed to Geo. R. Donovan, Esq., Toronto provides an opinion he and “Mr. Bell-Smith” certified this work as a very fine Hondecoeter. According to Mr. Bell-Smith, “... all the artists in the world to-day, could not paint a White Pheasant as well as it is painted in this picture.... “

By 1700, Dutch, Flemish, German, and French specialties had become less clearly distinguishable, with Dutch painters working for foreign princes and the market for still lifes growing throughout Europe. This still life has German newspaper clippings attached to the stretcher.


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LOT 22

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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