KALF, Willem
(b. 1619, Rotterdam, d. 1693, Amsterdam)

Still-Life with an Aquamanile, Fruit, and a Nautilus Cup

c. 1660
Oil on canvas, 111 x 84 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Kalf's paintings are among the most sophisticated of Dutch still-lifes. Taking a much more Baroque and decorative approach than Heda, he filled his paintings with sumptuous and exquisite objects which would only have been found in the most aristocratic and wealthy circles.

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