Gottfried Libald

(c. 1610 Hamburg – 1673 Vienna)

Still life with birds, fruits and vegetables

Oil on canvas, 101 x 84 cm

Signed upper left „G Libald “ (G and L ligated)

Price: € 48.000

Provenance: Private collection Brussels; Private collection Ghent (Belgium)

Gottfried Libalt was a German Mannerist artist who was particularly active in Hamburg, Krakow and Vienna.

Two of his major works can still be found in the church of St. Peter in Hamburg. He was famous for his still lifes and the excellent rendering of materiality.

The present painting is published in the specialist literature on Libalt and is recognised as an authentic work by the artist. It is also listed in the Rijksarchief voor Kunsthistorische Dokumentatie (RKD).



Z. Kazplepka, The „unknown Gottfried Libalt (1610-1673). Additions to his life and work. Umeni/Art, XLVI, 1998, pp. 212-218, fig. 1 (p. 213).