Provenance Research

Italian School (Neapolitan School)
Italy
Still Life with Game, 1650s
Oil on canvas
57 x 79 1/2 in. (144.8 x 201.9 cm)
Bequest of Frieda Hauck, by exchange, 1956.10

Description:
Game still life with a hare, fowl, deer, and boar. Lemons are placed in the center foreground, and eggs are in the right corner.

Former Attributions:
Italian School
Alejandro de Loarte [active ca. 1620-1625]
Giuseppe Recco [1629-1693]
Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo [1629-1693]
Unidentified Spanish Artist

Provenance:

    Possibly Ernestine Burdel Dubosc, France, by descent to [1]
     
Until May 5, 1941:   Albert Dubosc [1874-1956], Saint Adresse, France, consigned to [2]
     
May 5, 1941-October 20, 1952:   (Hector Brame Gallery, Paris, sold to [2])
     
October 20, 1952-January 1956:   (Maynard Walker Gallery, New York, sold to)
     
January 1956-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] Paul Brame of the Hector Brame Gallery, Paris, indicated in a letter of June 30, 1954, to New York dealer Maynard Walker that he acquired the painting from a private collector living in the south of France, who had inherited it from his mother. Recent correspondence with the gallery, now Brame & Lorenceau, has identified the former owner to be Albert Dubosc of Saint Adresse, near Le Havre. The Ville de Havre archives holds a copy of Albert Dubosc's birth certificate, which names Ernestine Burdel as his mother. Although Dubosc was from Saint Adresse, there is a possibility he was a living in the south of France at the time he consigned the painting to Hector Brame. See correspondence, April 26, 2001, CAM curatorial file; correspondence, June 24 and 30, 1954, Archives of Maynard Walker Gallery, Archives of American Art; and correspondence and photocopies, May 7, 2001, Ville du Havre.

[2] Correspondence, April 26, 2001.

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