Inventory number
P02753
Author
Claesz, Pieter (Dutch)
Title
Still Life
Chronology
1637
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
83 cm x 66 cm
School
Holandesa
Theme
Naturaleza muerta
On display
No
Provenance
Legacy of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Ouirós, 1931

Pieter Claesz composed this still life with a few elements elegantly placed on the table: a glass of wine, a metal candy dish lying down, and a glass upside down. These elements are distributed alongside various plates with a half-peeled lemon, olives and a piece of bread. The scattered walnuts give this representation a casual aspect.

The straightforward arrangement of the objects and the table and the general tonality of painting are the characteristic elements of this work by Claesz, making it one of the clearest examples of still lifes from the Haarlem school to which this painter belonged. Moreover, the organization of a still life around one of its forms —in this case, the large candy dish— is typical of Claesz's paintings from the sixteen thirties.

 
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