Roses, tulips, daffodills, ranunculus and other flowers, in a celadon vase, on a table

This work is closely related to a composition by Jan Breughel I in the Prado (inv. 1422; see Ertz 2008-2010, op. cit., p. 961). This lot is accompanied by a copy of a certificate from Dr. Klaus Ertz (dated 25 April 1988) giving a full attribution to Jan Breughel II and suggesting a date of circa 1615-1620.

The Morris Loan Collection, Plymouth and Bristol, organized by the Regional Museum Service for the South-West, 1959, no. 12.

M.L. Hairs, Les peintres flamands de fleurs au XVIIe siècle, Brussels, 1965, p. 364.

K. Ertz, Jan Brueghel der Ältere: Die Gemälde, Cologne, 1979, pp. 293 and 606-607, no. 297, fig. 366, as 'Jan Brueghel I (?)'.

Pieter Breughel der Jüngere - Jan Brueghel der Ältere: Flämische Malerei um 1600, Tradition und Fortschritt, exhibition catalogue, Essen and Lingen, 1997, pp. 288, under no. 86, fig. 2, as 'Jan Brueghel I'.

K. Ertz, Jan Brueghel der Ältere: kritischer Katalog der Gemälde, Lingen, 2008-2010, pp. 961, 963, under no. 454, fig. 454/1, as 'Jan Brueghel II'.

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

(Possibly) Hallsborough Gallery, London, 1950.

Mrs. M.Q. Morris, London, 1959.

J.C. Morris; (†), Sotheby's, London, 29 November 1961, lot 48, as 'Jan (Velvet) Breughel' (£5,500 to Neame).

with Brod Gallery, London, 1976.

with Galerie d'Art Saint-Honoré, Paris, 1988.