BERGH, Gillis Gillisz. de
(b. ca. 1600, Delft, d. 1669, Delft)
Oil on panel, 57 x 68 cm
Gemeente Musea, Delft
In the 1630s De Bergh turned from the production of kitchen still-lifes in the manner of Cornelis Jacobsz Delff to simpler and more elegant arrangements like this still-life with fruit in a Wan-li Bowl and a roemer. De Bergh was clearly aware of works by numerous specialists in this field, but his greatest debt was to Balthasar van der Ast, who lived in Delft from 1632 until his death in 1657.
The painting is signed lower right: G. de Bergh.