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Still Life with Tilted Basket of Fruit, Vase of Flowers, and Shells

about 1640–1645
25 7/8 x 38 1/8 in. (65.72 x 96.84 cm)

Balthasar van der Ast (Dutch, about 1593-1594–1657)

Medium: Oil on panel
Credit Line: Gift of Luther and Josephine P. Tucker
Accession Number: 2000.1

Possibly acquired by Lucas Merens, Hoorn, Amsterdam; possibly purchased by Hunterman, 1778 [1]. Possibly located in Ellewoutsdik, Zeeland, the Netherlands, about 1900 [2]. (Acquired by Eugene Slatter Gallery, London, about 1939). Acquired by Carll Tucker and Marcia Brady Tucker [1884–1976], New York, NY; gift to Luther Tucker [died 2000], son of the previous, and Josephine Pullman Tucker [died 2005], New York, NY and Cincinnati, OH, about 1949; Josephine Pullman Tucker, via widowhood, 2000; gift to the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH, June 29, 2000 [3].


[1]. With a pendant by van der Ast. See Taft Museum of Art object file. [2] Possibly seen there by Hofstede de Groot. See Taft Museum of Art object file. [3]. Until August 31, 2006, the Museum was owned by the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts (CIFA), administered by CIFA’s Board of Trustees, and governed by the Taft Museum Board of Overseers. On September 1, 2006, the Museum legally separated from CIFA and began operations as its own incorporated 501(c)(3) entity. This separate incorporation led to the transfer to the separate entity after August 31, 2006 of all tangible assets comprising the Taft collection.

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