Van Verendael, Nicolaes (1640-1691, attr. to): Floral still life in urn with butterfly, oil on canvas


Dim.: 81 x 71 cm (the frame)

Dim.: 60 x 51cm (the work)

He was much more appreciated in his younger years and worked with Teniers, Luyckx and De Heem, but his financial rewards were poor; he had the reputation of being a slow worker. Dated works between 1659 and 1690: in Munich a vanitas still life by Jan Davidsz de Heem with flowers by Van Verendael, a vanitas still life in Venice by Hendrick Andriessen with flowers by Van Verendael (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 205); in Duverger 1984-2004, Verendael's paintings are cited in Antwerp inventories on a regular basis, attesting to his popularity. (source: RKD)

- A Belgian private collection.

Estimate: € 6000 - € 12000