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


Oil on oak panel, 40 51 cm
Private collection

This panel depicts a still-life with a silver beaker and an overturned Roemer, with bread, a knife and a lemon and olives on two pewter plates. It shows the artist's pared down approach to still life, in which he abandons the more luxurious displays of his early years in favour of compositions with fewer objects in simpler arrangements. Claesz. used some of the individual elements adopted here in other compositions, too.