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Probably born in Antwerp circa 1625–1659 Antwerp A ‘Pronkstilleven’: a Sumptuous Still Life of a Lobster, a Pie and Various Fruitsin Blue and White bowls and on Pewter Plates, Together with a Basket ofBread, a Wine Glass, a Gilt Goblet, a Pewter Flagon, Oysters and a Fig on aTable Draped with a Red Velvet Cloth Oil on canvas113.5 by 159 cm. This rather grand and eloborate still life is by a very rare Flemish painter,Andries de Coninck and dates from the middle of the 17th century, the 1650s.There are only four other monumental pronk still lifes known by this painter. Allshow a similar compositional scheme: an elaborate still life on a draped tablewith a window opening out to a landscape on the left.In 1643 De Coninck was inscribed as a pupil of Jan Thomas van Yperen (1617–1678) in the Guild of Saint Luke in Antwerp. In 1645 De Coninck become aMaster in the Antwerp Guild as a painter; he was also inscribed as an art dealer.De Conick died fairly young, he was probably not even 35 years old. That isprobably the reason why his paintings are so rare, as he did not get a chanceto paint a lot. Another reason could be that he eventually stopped paintingto concentrate solely on his business as an art dealer: just before his death, inthe Guild lists of the year 1658/1659 he is only listed as an art dealer and nolonger as a painter. He seems to have been strongly influenced by the works of Jan Davidsz. deHeem (1606–1684), who was one of the most important still life painters of the17th century in the Low Countries. Following his early years in Leiden De Heemis documented from 1636 in Antwerp. He probably returned to his birthplaceUtrecht in the early 1660s, but left again for Antwerp in 1672. In the 1640sde Heem was at his best, producing magnificent, monumental luxury still lifesthat strongly influenced not only Andries de Coninck, but also De Coninck’sbrother–in–law Andries Benedetti.These ostentatious parade still lifes show next to fruits also luxurious objects:Chinese Wan–li porcelain, Venetian glassware, silver plates and gilt goblets.They were fashionable around the middle of the 17th century, during the1640s and 1650s, when they were painted both in Flanders and in Holland, inAntwerp, Amsterdam and Utrecht. Not only did they reflect the status of theirowners, they also held a moral lesson, warning again the emptiness of wealthand possessions. Andries de Coninck’s ambitious, sumptuous still lifes were strongly influencedby those of the early 1640s by De Heem, but also by the early paintings ofAndries Benedetti. It is actually very hard to differentiate the artistic productionof both brothers–in–law.Fred Meijer of the RKD has kindly confirmed the attribution to De Coninck andsuggests a comparison to another ‘pronkstilleven’ formerly in the collection ofThe J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles which was offered for sale at Sotheby’sNew York, 26 January 2007, lot 132 (and sold for $504,000). Provenance:Sale, London, Sotheby’s, 10 April 2003, lot 52.
Probably born in Antwerp circa 1625–1659 Antwerp A ‘Pronkstilleven’: a Sumptuous Still Life of a Lobster, a Pie and Various Fruitsin Blue and White bowls and on Pewter Plates, Together with a Basket ofBread, a Wine Glass, a Gilt Goblet, a Pewter Flagon, Oysters and a Fig on aTable Draped with a Red Velvet Cloth Oil on canvas113.5 by 159 cm. This rather grand and eloborate still life is by a very rare Flemish painter,Andries de Coninck and dates from the middle of the 17th century, the 1650s.There are only four other monumental pronk still lifes known by this painter. Allshow a similar compositional scheme: an elaborate still life on a draped tablewith a window opening out to a landscape on the left.In 1643 De Coninck was inscribed as a pupil of Jan Thomas van Yperen (1617–1678) in the Guild of Saint Luke in Antwerp. In 1645 De Coninck become aMaster in the Antwerp Guild as a painter; he was also inscribed as an art dealer.De Conick died fairly young, he was probably not even 35 years old. That isprobably the reason why his paintings are so rare, as he did not get a chanceto paint a lot. Another reason could be that he eventually stopped paintingto concentrate solely on his business as an art dealer: just before his death, inthe Guild lists of the year 1658/1659 he is only listed as an art dealer and nolonger as a painter. He seems to have been strongly influenced by the works of Jan Davidsz. deHeem (1606–1684), who was one of the most important still life painters of the17th century in the Low Countries. Following his early years in Leiden De Heemis documented from 1636 in Antwerp. He probably returned to his birthplaceUtrecht in the early 1660s, but left again for Antwerp in 1672. In the 1640sde Heem was at his best, producing magnificent, monumental luxury still lifesthat strongly influenced not only Andries de Coninck, but also De Coninck’sbrother–in–law Andries Benedetti.These ostentatious parade still lifes show next to fruits also luxurious objects:Chinese Wan–li porcelain, Venetian glassware, silver plates and gilt goblets.They were fashionable around the middle of the 17th century, during the1640s and 1650s, when they were painted both in Flanders and in Holland, inAntwerp, Amsterdam and Utrecht. Not only did they reflect the status of theirowners, they also held a moral lesson, warning again the emptiness of wealthand possessions. Andries de Coninck’s ambitious, sumptuous still lifes were strongly influencedby those of the early 1640s by De Heem, but also by the early paintings ofAndries Benedetti. It is actually very hard to differentiate the artistic productionof both brothers–in–law.Fred Meijer of the RKD has kindly confirmed the attribution to De Coninck andsuggests a comparison to another ‘pronkstilleven’ formerly in the collection ofThe J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles which was offered for sale at Sotheby’sNew York, 26 January 2007, lot 132 (and sold for $504,000). Provenance:Sale, London, Sotheby’s, 10 April 2003, lot 52.

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7. CONDUCT OF THE AUCTION
a. The auctioneer has direction to refuse bids, withdraw re-offer lots for sale (including after the fall of the hammer) if he believes that there may be an error or dispute, and may also take such other action as he reasonably deems necessary. b. The auctioneer will commence and advance the bidding in such increments as he considers appropriate and is entitled to place bids on the Seller’s behalf up to the Reserve Price for the lot, where applicable.
c. Subject to Condition, the contract between the Buyer and the Seller is concluded on the striking of the auctioneer hammer.
d. Any post-auction sale of lots shall incorporate these Conditions of Business.

8. Payment and Collection
a. Unless otherwise agreed in advance, payment of the Purchase Price is due in euros immediately after the auction (the “Payment Date”)
b. Title in a lot will not pass to the Buyer until AEA has received the Purchase Price in cleared funds. AEA will generally not release a lot to a Buyer before payment. Earlier release shall not affect passing of title or the Buyer’s obligation to pay the Purchase Price as above.
c. The refusal of any license or permit required by law, as outlined in Condition 6, shall not affect the Buyer’s obligation to pay for the lot, as per Condition 8a.
d. On receipt of cleared funds, the buyer may collect lots from the saleroom during the auction and immediately after its completion. (see Important Notice for Bidders and Buyers). Thereafter all purchased lots will be transferred to AEA’s appointed shippers and independent storers, details of which are printed in the auction catalogue or available on request. Purchased lots in the possession of the appointed company will be subject to their own Conditions of Business and insurance arrangements. 

e. All packing and handling of lots is at the Buyer’s risk. AEA will not be liable for any acts or omissions of third party shippers, storers or packers. 

9. REMEDIES FOR NON PAYMENT
Without prejudice to any rights that the Seller may have, if the Buyer without prior agreement fails to make payment for the lot within 5 working days of the auction, AEA may in its sole discretion exercise one or more of the following remedies:
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b. cancel the sale of the lot
c. set off any amounts owed to the Buyer by AEA against any amounts owed to AEA by the Buyer for the lot;
d. reject future bids from the Buyer;
e. charge interest at a rate equal to the legal interest rate from the moment he is in default.
f. re-sell the lot by auction or privately, with estimates and reserves at AEA’s discretion, in which case the Buyer will be liable for any shortfall between the original Purchase Price and the amount achieved on re-sale, including all costs incurred in such re-sale, including any shipping, storing, packing, insurance and handling fees owed to third parties;
g. commence legal proceedings to recover the Purchases Price for the lot, plus interest and legal costs proceedings. 

10. DATA PROTECTION
AEA will use information supplied by Bidders or otherwise obtained lawfully by AEA for the provision of auction related services, client administration, marketing and as otherwise required by law. 

11. MISCELLANEOUS
a. All images of lots, catalogue descriptions and all other materials produced by AEA are the copyright of AEA.
b. All notifications and communications to AEA shall be made in writing.
c. These Conditions of Business shall be interpret- ed in accordance with Dutch Law. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If AEA sells an item of Property which is later shown to be a “Counterfeit” subject to the terms below AEA will rescind the sale and refund the Buyer the total amount paid by the Buyer to AEA for that Property, up to a maximum of the Purchase Price. The Guarantee lasts for one year after the date of the relevant auction, is for the bene t of the Buyer only and is non-transferable. “Counterfeit” means an item of Property that in AEA reasonable opinion is an imitation created with intent to deceive. Property shall not be considered Counterfeit solely because of any damage and/or restoration and/ or modi cation work. To claim under this Guarantee, the Buyer must notify AEA in writing within one month of receiving any information that causes the Buyer to question the authenticity or attribution of the Property, specifying the lot number, date of the auction at which it was purchased and the reasons why it is believed to be Counterfeit; and return the Property to AEA in the same condition as at the date of sale and be able to transfer good title in the Property, free from any third party claims arising after the date of the sale. AEA may require the Buyer to obtain at the Buyer’s cost the reports of two independent and recognized experts in the relevant field.

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