08 janvier 2018

Pieter Claesz. (Dutch, about 1597–1660), Still Life with Wine Goblet and Oysters, 1639

Pieter Claesz. (Dutch, about 1597–1660), Still Life with Wine Goblet and Oysters, 1639. Oil on panel, 50.2 x 70.1 cm (19 3/4 x 27 5/8 in.), Gift of Mrs. H. P. Ahrnke in memory of her great-aunt Mrs. Francis B. Greene, 56.883 © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Like many still-life painters, Claesz. favored particular kinds of objects. The plain foods that he painted—bread, fruit, and herring— were those found on the tables of all but the poorest families in the Dutch Republic. This composition also includes tobacco... [Lire la suite]