A Crab, Jan van Huysum
Jan van Huysum
A Crab
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183 x 294 mm
Physical Description
Aquarell über Spuren von Graphit
Inventory Number
824
Object Number
824 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study hall of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

This watercolour excels in its realistic portrayal of the crab, having captured and depicted its shell in great detail down to the last pockmark. Like many of his contemporaries, Jan van Huysum, who was primarily famous for his still lifes with flowers and fruits, was fascinated by the precise observation of nature and the accurate, lifelike representation of his subjects.

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Title
A Crab
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Period Produced
School
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Aquarell über Spuren von Graphit
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten rechts (mit Graphitstift): Jan Van Huysum
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Verso bezeichnet unten links (mit Bleistift): 10'' 9'''- 6'' 8'''; Verso unten mittig: 91° 19; unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
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© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

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23.03.2020