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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Cornelis Jansz de Heem, Dutch (Leiden 1631 - 1695 Antwerp)
Still Life with Oranges, Pomegranates, Grapes, Chestnuts, Medlars and Ears of Wheat
Other Titles
Former Title: Oranges, Pomegranates, Grapes, Chestnuts and Ears of Wheat Suspended from a Ribbon Nailed to a Stone Niche
Work Type
c. 1680-90
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Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
64.2 x 54 cm (25 1/4 x 21 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: lower right: C. DE HEEM
  • inscription: Top right, back of stretcher bar: 911 (?) in blue pencil
  • inscription: Upper section on back of canvas: Wolfe 19 (?) in white chalk
  • label: Top center of stretcher bar on back of painting on a piece of yellowed tape: 1050 in black ball point pen
  • inscription: On the transverse arm (back of painting):
    8206 in graphite over what appears to be black paint?
    6271 (?) in same medium and in same place
  • label: On the center of the transverse arm: small rectangular label with a distinctive decorative border [printed]; 3440 (?) [handwritten]; painted over with brown paint or stain
  • inscription: Lower portion on back of canvas: [illegible white chalk inscription]
Josephine Wilkinson Gould (1934 - 2012) (in 1995 it was stated to be a long time possession of her family); to Josephine and Bernard Wilkinson U.S. Foundation, 12, bought in; [Skinner, Boston, September 20, 2013, lot 505], partial gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2015.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Partial gift of Josephine and Bernard Wilkinson U.S. Foundation and partial purchase through the Richard Norton Memorial Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Fine Paintings and Sculpture, auct. cat., Skinner, Inc. (September 20, 2013), pp. 8-9, lot. no. 505, repr. p. 9 and back cover

Exhibition History

32Q: 2300 Dutch & Flemish, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/09/2016 - 09/08/2017

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