ROYEN, Willem Frederik van
(b. 1645, Haarlem, d. 1723, Berlin)

Still-Life

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Oil on panel
Art Gallery, Christchurch

The painting shows a still-life of peaches, grapes, cherries, bee and bird. Although van Royen spent most of his life in Germany, his art is rooted in the Dutch tradition. Working in a precise academic manner, he has painstakingly observed and recorded the objects in the still-life.