Still Life

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Follower of Pieter Claesz (1597-1661)
Dutch, 17th Century

Still Life, c1652

Oil on canvas
Bequeathed by George Duncan, 1878
Museum Number 11-1912

Claesz is best known as a painter of Breakfast pieces. Unlike Banquet pieces, which show expensive food and elaborate table settings, the Breakfast piece features simple fare including fruit, fish, bread rolls and a glass of wine or beer. Typically, the artist shows off his skill in representing the various textures of food, glass and cloth.

Still Life
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