AELST, Willem van
(b. 1627, Delft, d. ca. 1683, Amsterdam)

Fruit Still-Life

Oil on canvas, 58 x 47 cm
Private collection

Van Aelst painted fruit still-lifes for the Medici family in Italy and from 1659 onwards had begun to specifically focus on painting various arrangements of grapes and peaches, such as the present work which depicts peaches, chestnuts and grapes in an overturned basket resting on a partially draped marble ledge.