Sale: 490 / Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 22. 2019 in Munich Lot 119001695

 
119001695
Francina Louise Schot-Martin
Stillleben mit toter Taube, Nach 1850.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 4,000 - 6,000

 
$ 4,400 - 6,600

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Lot description
Stillleben mit toter Taube. Nach 1850.
Oil on canvas.
Signed in lower right. 89 x 73 cm (35 x 28.7 in).

PROVENANCE: Kunsthaus am Museum, Keulen, auction on March 20 - 23, 1985, lot 1546.
Private collection Berlin.



Essay
The apothecary's daughter Francina Louise Schot dedicated her creation to portrait and still life painting. These traditional genres, which saw their heyday in the baroque era, were also quite popular in the 19th century. The arrangement of fruits, animals and objects is subject both aesthetic and symbolic principles while the execution aims at rendering lifelike images. The hunting still life offered here shows a carved wooden table with a silver tray and a white tablecloth with a wild arrangement of white and red grapes, peaches, artichokes, thistles and vine leaves. A slain partridge dangles from the ceiling. The artist, who was appointed honorary member of the State Academy of Fine Arts in 1847, renders the objects onto the canvas in a manner that calls reminiscence of Old Masters. She shows particular mastery in the execution of the light reflections on the tender feathers on the partridge's belly, the smooth surface of the lush grapes as well as the velvety structure of the vine leaves. The fruits' and the leaves' presence is subtly emphasized through the light incidence and the contrasting yet smoothly modulated color transitions. The work's signature "F.L. Martin née Schot" indicates a point of origin after Francina Louise Schot had married Pierre Henri Martin, director of the Rotterdam zoo in 1850. [FS]
 


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