C. L. Braun 18th century

Artist Name C. L. Braun 18th century
Title Table Top Still Life with Birds, Fruit and Walnuts
Description This simply stunning German 18th century Old Master oil painting is by noted artist C.L. Braun, signed lower right on the table edge. It was painted circa  1780 and has the look of a Dutch Golden Age Old Master still life painting that one could see in a museum. The composition is a table top with dead birds, two apples, some grapes, a terracotta urn with a silver plate balanced on top with walnuts on it. A peacock butterfly is on a grape leaf. Braun has perfectly depicted the wide variety of materials and textures, from the soft down of the birds under bellies, the smooth bright white flesh of the apple, the gleam of the grapes, the rough terracotta jug and best of all the gnarled matt brown shell of the walnuts reflected in the gleaming silver plate. The detail and colouring is superb. This is a really fine example of an 18th century Old Master German still life oil painting. 
Signed lower right. 
Provenance Christie's London
David Martin label verso. 
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 33 x 25 inches
Frame Housed in a fine carved gilt frame, 40 inches by 33 inches framed and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography C. L. Braun was an 18th century born German artist active in Germany around 1770-80. He painted mainly in oils and painted still lifes in the manner of the Dutch Golden Age Old Masters. His work show cased his artistry in depicting texture and light. 
Price £5500
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