CLAESZ., Pieter
(b. ca. 1597, Steinfurt, d. 1661, Haarlem)


Oil on panel, oval, 29 x 39 cm
Private collection

This painting, one of the few youthful works by the artist, depicts a still-life with a Roemer, a roll, smoked herring, a watch, smoker's requisites, hazelnuts and a brazier.

This intimate, small-format picture belongs to a group of the artist's paintings from the mid-1620s, in which Claesz. focused on combining two types of still-life, the breakfast piece and the so-called Toebackje or smoking still-life.