Francina Margaretha van Huysum

Chinese bowl with fruit, ca. 1729
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
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Reference in ‘composite artworks’: artworks that are/were connected, such as alterpieces, decorative pieces incorporated in panelling, and works of art that were intended to be displayed together, such as pendants and series.


panel (oak), oil paint
Single-member oak panel with vertical grain, bevelled at the back edges. The ground preparation is white and over this the paint is quite thinly applied. This painting has suffered severely from overcleaning in the past: the yellow glazes of the leaves and grapes have been removed, along with much body paint. There is an area of noticeable abrasion to the lower-left corner and the edges have suffered wear from the frame. The paint surface has a fine craquelure all over. The signature is damaged: it has been converted at some time to read ‘Jan van Huysum’. Previous recorded treatment: 1881, surface dirt removed; 1947–70, Dr Hell.
rectangle (portrait format) 40 x 32,4 cm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • signed lower left: f. [M] van Húÿsúm
    on the plinth; V and H in ligature; only fragments of the first name have survived; according to Beresford 1998, the first name Michiel was changed into Jan
Current attribution
Francina Margaretha van Huysum
Bron: Sam Segal (2006)
Segal et al. 2006, p. 24, 26
Rejected attribution
Michiel van Huysum
Bron: Sam Segal (1976)
Segal et al. 2006, p. 24, 26, 342 n. 90
Jan van Huijsum
Grant 1954 as Jan van Huysum
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
c. 1729 (1728 - 1730)
autograph repetition of a picture in Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, PD31-1975, whose counterpart is dated 1729
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Entered on: 2008-10-31; Last modification: 2018-03-18


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