Reserved - Simon Van Gelderen, Still Life With Salmon

Reserved - Simon Van Gelderen, Still Life With Salmon

A fine 20th-century still life depicting a plate of salmon with oysters and wine by Belgian artist, Simon Van Gelderen (1905-1986).

There’s something visceral about this luscious assortment of food that appeals to the senses, even prior to cooking. The palette of warm tones creates an almost seductive atmosphere, which is further enhanced by oysters - an aphrodisiac. Perhaps it’s a piece for the bedroom rather than the kitchen…

Van Gelderen trained at the Academy in Brussels and he’s known for his still lifes, landscapes and interior scenes. In 2010, a similar still life with salmon and oysters sold for £2,277 at auction.

Signed in the lower right.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 31½” x 24” / 80cm x 61cm
Year of creation: c. 1940
Provenance: Belgium
Condition: Very presentable. Some scuffing around the edges and one minor paint loss above the lemon.
Artist’s auction highlight: £2,561 achieved in 1989 for ‘La Promenade des Anglais’ at an auction in France.

Conservation & History

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