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

Still-Life with Fruit, Glassware, and a Wanli Bowl

Oil on canvas, 58 x 51 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The present painting comes from the period when Kalf's career was flourishing in Amsterdam, the artistic capital of the Netherlands. The composition, in its clarity, fine balance, and comparative simplicity, is typical of Kalf's style during the second half of the 1650s.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.