Sumptuous Still Life with Fruits, Pie and Goblets, Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Jan Davidsz. de Heem
Sumptuous Still Life with Fruits, Pie and Goblets
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Jan Davidsz. de Heem

Sumptuous Still Life with Fruits, Pie and Goblets, 1651


Dimensions
45.6 x 62.7 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1041
Acquisition
Acquired 1867
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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It was intended that this seemingly random table arrangement should be understood as supreme luxury. The great prosperity which Dutch merchants amassed during the seventeenth century through their worldwide trading is expressed in what are known as magnificent still lifes: precious drinking goblets of gold, silver or glass; fine silver or pewter plates presenting delicacies which someone appears to have tasted only briefly. Despite the magnificence and superabundance, we do not see a carefully laid table but rather the remains of a meal carelessly pushed to one side. This is expressed in particular through the crumpled serviette.

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Sumptuous Still Life with Fruits, Pie and Goblets
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Oil on canvas
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert auf der rechten Stirnseite des Tisches: J. De Heem f 1651
Bezeichnet auf dem unteren Rand der silbernen Schale: IDH, rechts unten (nachträglich?) J

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© Städel Museum
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Acquired 1867

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02.12.2019