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Vanitas Still Life: Soup Bubbles, a garlanded Skull, an Hourglass, a Watch, a snuffed Candle and other objects on a partly draped Table
Anon. Sale, Christie's, London, 5 July 1985, lot 17; Private Collection, Germany.Literature:
J. de Maere & M. Wabbes, Illustrated Dictionary of 17th Century Flemish Painters, Brussels, 1994, Text, p. 362, and Plates, vol. II, fig. 1985.Description:
A painter of still lifes, genre scenes and biblical subjects, Peeter Sion I was apprenticed to F. Lanckveelt from 1636 to 1637. In 1649/50 he became a master in the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke, where he was made dean in 1682/3. According to the church registers of Notre Dame in Antwerp, he married on 7 September 1670. His death at the age of 71 was registered on 21 August 1695.