Provenance Research

Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay (1653-1715)
France
Flower Still Life, ca. 1705
Oil on canvas
28 x 22 3/4 in. (71.1 x 57.8 cm)
Bequest of Mrs. L. W. Scott Alter, 1988.227

Description:
Roses, tulips, and other flowers are arranged asymmetrically in a silver goblet-shaped standing cup. The figure of Hercules in embossed on the cup, and other figures are on the base.

 

 

Provenance:

1962-May 28, 1963:   (Newhouse Galleries, New York, sold to [1])
     
May 28, 1963-1988:   Mrs. L. W. Scott Alter, Cincinnati, by bequest to
     
1988-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] According to a letter of August 10, 1988, Newhouse Galleries acquired the painting in 1962 with the assistance of a European dealer. Correspondence with the gallery on September 13, 2001, did not offer more specific provenance information on the still life.

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