Jan van Kessel the Elder | Lot | Sotheby's JAN VAN KESSEL THE ELDER ANTWERP 1626 - 1679 STILL LIFE OF MOTHS, INSECTS AND A PARMA VIOLET Signed with initials [f.]v.k (lower left) (see note) Oil on copper laid on panel 3 3/8 by 5 in. 8.6 by 12.7 cm
Jan van Kessel I (Antwerp 1626 - 1679). Description. A study of butterflies, a grasshopper and other insects. Medium & dimensions. oil on panel 14 x 18 cm.
"Study of Insects, Butterflies and a Snail with a Sprig of Forget-Me-Nots" and "Study of Butterflies and Other Insects with a Sprig of Apple Blossom" by Jan Van Kessel. 1659 oil on copper. Sold as a pair July 2013 at Sotheby's London for £302,500 (or $485,530 USD. Similar in nature to (but less beautiful than, IMHO) the 1655 ones in the Dutch cabinet gallery at NGA-DC.