AELST, Willem van
(b. 1627, Delft, d. ca. 1683, Amsterdam)
Still-Life with Armour1635-41
Black chalk on vellum, 110 x 155 m
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge
This drawing is a folio of the Abrams Album (named after the donor) in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Willem van Aelst's drawing of a gorget and a backplate is an example of the supposedly Delft tradition of vanitas still-life.