Heem, Jan Davidsz. De
(Utrecht, 1606 - Antwerpen, 18 september 1683)
stamped on the reverse with the panel maker's mark of François de Bout and with the coat-of-arms of the City of Antwerp
with a red wax seal with monogram 'AVS.' on the reverse.
NB: Provenance, Victor Decock; Galerie Charpentier (commissaires-priseurs E. Ader and M. Rheims), Paris, 12 May 1948, lot 37, as Pieter Claesz (Ffr. 425.000).
H.W.Chr. Nieuwenhuys, Amsterdam, by 1971, as Th. Smits.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 9 July 1975, lot 74, as J. van Son (£ 8,800). with R. Green, London, 1975, as Cornelis Mahu, where purchased by the present owner.