BEYEREN, Abraham van
(b. 1620, Den Haag, d. 1690, Overschie)

Still-Life with Fruit, Sea Food, and Precious Tableware

1654
Oil on canvas, 102 x 100 cm
Private collection

Seascapes and still-lifes of fish constituted the main part of Beyeren's oeuvre. He painted also a few luxury still-lifes and flower pieces. For the luxury still-lifes, rather than following Dutch examples Van Beyeren seems to have been inspired by Flemish work, above all by the still-lifes of Jan Davidsz. de Heem, who had developed this kind of sumptuous still-life of luxury items in Antwerp during the early 1640s.




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