Balthasar van der Ast

Middelburg 1593/94 – 1657 Delft

A Still Life of Fruit in a 'kraak' porcelain Dish, with Shells and Roses

Signed, lower right, on the ledge: B. van der. Ast
Oil on panel, 26⅞ x 37⅞ ins. (68.3 x 98.7 cm)
Framed: 35½ x 47½ ins. (90 x 120.7 cm)



With Eugene Slatter Gallery, London, by 1939
With Richard Green, London, April 1979
Private collection, France, 1984
Anon. sale, Christie’s, London, 6 July 1990, lot 143 [The Property of a Trust],
where purchased by Ann and Gordon Getty
Their sale, Christie's, New York, 18 October 2023, lot 82. 


The Illustrated London News, CXCV, 1939, pp. 9-n.p., illustrated
S. Segal, “Balthasar van der Ast”, Masters of Middelburg: Exhibition in the Honour of Laurens J. Bol, Kunsthandel K. & V. Waterman, exhibition catalogue, Amsterdam, 1984, p. 58, captioned as fig. 16 on p. 59 (but due to a printing error) reproduced as fig. 14 on p. 53.