RING, Pieter de
(b. ca. 1615, Leiden, d. 1660, Leiden)

Still-Life with Fruit, a Lobster and a Silver-gilt Cup

Oil on canvas, 100 x 85 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

This still-life manifests a good knowledge of the paintings by Jan Davidsz. de Heem, particularly his work from the first half of the 1650s. De Ring was probably trained by De Heem himself, and he had opportunities to see his paintings in the studio or elsewhere.

The painting is marked with a ring, lower right.