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 Aelst, Willem van (Dutch still life painter, 1627-after 1687), Still Life: Herring, Cherries and Glassware

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Title Still Life: Herring, Cherries and Glassware
Alternative Title Still life
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Aelst, Willem van (Dutch still life painter, 1627-after 1687)
Date 1680 (dated)
Signed yes
Description In right foreground, a table draped with cloth. A circular platter on the tabletop bears a gutted and sliced herring and a bread roll. To left are seen some spring onions, also some red cherries with green leaves. Behind are two wine glasses, a Venetian-style glass centrally and, to the left, a roemer.
Current Accession Number 307
Former Accession Number 3 (1893)
Inscription front ll 'Guillmo Van Aelst 1680'
Subject still life
Measurements 50.2 x 42.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mrs Cecilia Douglas of Orbiston 1862.
Principal Exhibitions Paintings from the Glasgow Art Gallery, Wildenstein, London, 1980, cat. no. 1; Still-Life in the Age of Rembrandt, Auckland, 1982, cat. no. 6.
Publications Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p.136, no. 3; Kay, A., Treasure Trove in Art, 1939, p. 4; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 9, no. 307, II, p. 31; Wright, C. (ed.), Dutch Painting in the Seventeenth Century: Images of a Golden Age in British Collections, Birmingham, 1989, p. 163.
Notes A reworking by van Aelst of compositions first developed in the late 1650s.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley
 

 

 

 

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