Willem Claesz Heda (Dutch, Haarlem? 1594–1680 Haarlem), Still Life with Oysters, a Silver Tazza, and Glassware, 1635. Oil on wood, 19 5/8 x 31 3/4 in. (49.8 x 80.6 cm). From the Collection of Rita and Frits Markus, Bequest of Rita Markus, 2005, 2005.331.4 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
20 novembre 2017
With his Haarlem colleague Pieter Claesz, Heda was one of the leading painters of the so-called monochrome banquet piece in the Netherlands. In this panel of 1635 he shows off his virtuoso ability to describe reflections and arrange elliptical shapes.