Still Life with a Lobster, Fruit, Silver and China Ware

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Abraham van Beyeren
Dutch, c1620-1690

Still Life with a Lobster, Fruit, Silver and China Ware, c.1660

Oil on canvas
Bequeathed by George Duncan, 1878
Museum Number 29-1912

Van Beyeren was one of the foremost Dutch still life painters of the 17th century, famed for his 'banketjes' or Banquet pieces. Considered the finest of his works in Scotland, this painting depicts a lavish arrangement of expensive foodstuffs displayed alongside silver, glass and porcelain serving pieces. Look for his self portrait reflected in the wine jug.

Still Life with a Lobster, Fruit, Silver and China Ware
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