1600 A feast should have food, and Gerrit Willemsz. Although these sources provide some insight into the character of his art, they say nothing about his workshop practice. Willem Kalf was one of the most celebrated, sought after, and successful still-life painters of the seventeenth century. Closed, Sculpture Garden Still-Life with Nautilus Cup quantity. The focus is a precious drinking cup made from a nautilus shell. 10, 74–77. The roemers, the silver jug and the salt pot all appear in paintings by Willem: Still life: Pewter and Silver Vessels and a Crab and Still Life with a Lobster. The issue is of some consequence because two or three versions exist of certain of Kalf’s compositions. [12] overall: 68.2 x 58 cm (26 7/8 x 22 13/16 in. West Building no. Now in Hermitage Museum See, for example, his Still Life with Nautilus Cup (Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig). Technical analysis shows that the signature was a later addition. (The Hague, 1753; reprint, Amsterdam, 1980), 2:218–219; and Gérard de Lairesse, Groot schilderboeck, 2 vols. He gives no reason for having determined this work to be a copy. Likewise, no mention is made of students, although some artists, particularly Jurriaen van Streek (1632–1687), come so close to him in style and composition that it seems improbable that they did not spend some time in his studio. See, for example, Lucius Grisebach, Willem Kalf, 1619–1693 (Berlin, 1974), 286, nos. He gives no reason for having determined this work to be a copy. Item not examined outside of mounting This gloriously cluttered picture seems to suggest the aftermath of a rich banquet that’s gone a little too far. If, however, you have decided to take a framed art print, then the process of printing and framing will take around 6 or 7 days. [6] The sale date to the Smiths is given in their collection records; copy in NGA curatorial files. Export from an object page includes entry, notes, images, and all menu items except overview and related contents. You can check the price for shipping of the order on the shopping cart screen. Still-Life with Lobster and Nautilus Cup, 1634 A Table of Desserts, 1640 Still-Life, Breakfast with Champaign Glass and Pipe, 1642 Flowers in a Vase, once part of the collection of Count Karl von Cobenzl in Brussels, bought by Catherine the Great in 1768. For Jan Vos’ poem, written in 1654, see Lucius Grisebach, Jurriaen’s son, Hendrick van Streek (1659–after 1719), also painted in the manner of Kalf. [2] The name of Col. Maerten Boelema de Stomme (1611 in Leeuwarden – after 1644 in Haarlem), was a Dutch Golden Age painter. 56). Still life with a "Bearded Man" crock and a nautilus shell cup. Segal, however, does not present the evidence for his claim. Although the bases of the Leipzig and National Gallery of Art paintings are similar, slight differences do occur. If you have a ticket for a future visit, we'll be in touch with you soon. 2] Detail of lemon, Willem Kalf, Still Life, c. 1660, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection, 1943.7.8). 1]   [fig. (artist after) Despite the lack of documentary evidence that he operated a workshop with assistants, the existence of multiple replicas by less adroit hands indicates that Kalf did employ assistants during his years in Amsterdam. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. The lemon peel in Still Life with Nautilus Cup exhibits none of these characteristics. Dutch, 1619 - 1693. (47 x 36.3 cm.) The paint was applied over a smooth, thin beige ground in thin, fluid layers, with liquid washes and full-bodied pastes employed to simulate surface texture. © 2021 National Gallery of Art   Notices   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy. [11]  [11]See, for example, his Still Life with Nautilus Cup (Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig). [2] (Leonard Koetser, London); sold 1946 to (Edward Speelman, London);[3] sold 1950 or 1958 to (Kunsthandel P. de Boer, Amsterdam);[4] sold 1958 to Mr. W. Reineke, Amersfoort; re-purchased 1968 by (Kunsthandel P. de Boer, Amsterdam), with a half-share sold to (Newhouse, London);[5] sold 21 January 1969 by (Newhouse, London) to Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Smith, Washington, D.C.;[6] gift 1974 to NGA. Doubts about the attribution have also been expressed verbally by Ingvar Bergström, Sam Segal, Claus Grimm, and Fred G. Meijer. [11] This cup consists of a polished turban shell mounted on an elaborately wrought, gilded-silver base made in the form of a putto holding a horn of plenty. Willem Kalf composed this still life using a triangular structure whose base lies on the edge of the marble tabletop and its apex at the top of the long, narrow wine glass visible behind the nautilus shell. In his 1662 Still-Life with a Nautilus Cup in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum of Art, Kalf depicted a nautilus cup with other highly esteemed objects such as a Chinese Ming bowl, a wine glass, and a Persian carpet. Sir Geoffrey Agnew, in a letter dated January 9, 1976, in NGA curatorial files, indicates that after Agnew's acquired this painting at Sotheby’s in 1964 (Sotheby’s sale catalog, March 11, 1964, lot 70, repro. This cup consists of a polished turban shell mounted on an elaborately wrought, gilded-silver base made in the form of a putto holding a horn of plenty. Still Life with a Glass of Beer and Nuts (Georg Hainz) - Nationalmuseum - 22275.tif 3,341 × 3,712; 35.5 MB. Item Details. Still Life with Fruit and Oysters The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Sylvia Böhmer (Munich, 2007), 150–155. The turban shell, with its mother-of-pearl luminosity and symbolic association with a cornucopia, made it a particularly appropriate focal point for Kalf’s images of wealth and prosperity. While later imitations may also have been made, it would have been consistent with seventeenth-century workshop practice for studio assistants, perhaps with the aid of the master, to make replicas of the master’s most successful paintings. Still-Life with a Nautilus Cup (1662, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid) is an example by Kalf which places a peeled lemon at the centre of his still life composition. This image is licensed for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons agreement. Heda in Haarlem and clearly tried to follow in Heda´s footsteps. Gerrit worked for most of his career in the studio of his father Willem Claesz. Objects sit on the table at a perilous angle or seem to materialise from nowhere, but the one that takes centre stage is secure. Sylvia Böhmer (Munich, 2007), 150–155. ), they determined after restoration that it was an “old copy.” Agnew’s subsequently sold the painting at auction on August 18, 1970. License and download a high-resolution image for reproductions up to A3 size from the National Gallery Picture Library. See also Arnold Houbraken, De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen, 3 vols. Objects sit on the table at a perilous angle or materialise from nowhere, but the one that takes centre stage is secure. Lucius Grisebach, Willem Kalf, 1619–1693 (Berlin, 1974), 160, 276–277, no. 136, repro. Parts of the picture are well painted: the nautilus, the crispy textured flesh of the fish, the soldier, the beer and wine seen through the surface of the glasses, and the reflection of a window in the roemers. Still Life with Nautilus Cup. Perhaps Gerrit’s picture was also a commission from a guild of merchants who dealt in such goods. Kalf’s renown as an artist was such that during his lifetime he was eulogized in verse by Jan Vos and Joost van den Vondel; in the early eighteenth century, Gerard de Lairesse (Dutch, 1641 - 1711) and Arnold Houbraken wrote about him enthusiastically. Biography. Download a low-resolution copy of this image for personal use. Item Information. 56). Still-Life with Lobster and Nautilus Cup 1634 Oil on canvas, 61 x 55 cm Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart: In this diagonal arrangement the precious nautilus cup dominates the composition. The turban shell, for example, sits directly on the head and hand of the putto in the Leipzig painting, whereas in the National Gallery of Art painting it is raised above the putto by three circular forms. Grisebach, who in 1974 was the first to recognize that Still Life with Nautilus Cup was a replica, considered Kalf’s original composition to be a painting formerly on the art market. The illusionism is so complete that the paint seems to take on the character of the skin itself. Possibly G.L.M. Its edges are carefully wrought to show both the irregular cut of the knife and the thickness of the skin. Even without documentary evidence to confirm the existence of a Kalf workshop, these replicas suggest that he worked with various assistants, particularly during his Amsterdam years. Jurriaen’s son, Hendrick van Streek (1659–after 1719), also painted in the manner of Kalf. Sam Segal, A Prosperous Past: The Sumptuous Still Life in the Netherlands, 1600–1700, ed. 140a. He also lists various copies of these works, copies of lost originals, questionable works, and wrongly attributed paintings. (Haarlem, 1740; reprint, Soest, 1969), 266–268. (painter), Willem Kalf [2]  [2]Jurriaen’s son, Hendrick van Streek (1659–after 1719), also painted in the manner of Kalf. The rise of the still life as a pictorial genre has been related to the new social, economic and religious order that evolved in northern Europe from the end of the 16 th century. Commission your own museum quality hand painted reproduction of " Still Life with Nautilus Cup " on a high quality cotton-linen canvas, originally by artist Willem Kalf. van Es, Wassenaar. Smooth surfaces were rendered with highlights blended wet-into-wet, while a thick paint and a fingerprint were used to texture the orange peel. 135, dates this painting to the late 1660s because of the dark tonality and the prevalence of gold tonalities in the work. Thus it is no assurance of authenticity. William B. Jordan, trans. William B. Jordan, trans. Antique pencil painting still life with vase, pitcher and cup signed. Thus it is no assurance of authenticity. Still Life with a Chinese Bowl, Nautilus Cup and Other Objects - Kalf, Willem. Gerrit doesn’t necessarily want to give an impression of instability – he may have used this method to show skill at projecting objects into space towards us. no. 140a. Still Life with Fruit The Fitzwilliam Museum. They tip slightly on the lip of a shallow dish that protrudes out from the table. Little recognized in his day and initially active as a marine painter, he is now considered one of the most important painters of still lifes, and in particular still lifes of fish and so-called 'pronkstillevens', i.e. Comparable differences in technique are evident in the treatment of the Seville orange and the tapestry. The compositional elements of the present work indicate that Kalf’s original composition must have been executed in the late 1660s. De Heem rendered the mother-of-pearl gleam of the exotic nautilus shell with remarkable precision. 18, … Title: Still-Life with Nautilus Cup Creator: Marten Boelema de Stomme Tags: Dutch Provenance: Bukowskis, Stockholm, Wilhelmina von Hallwyl, Stockholm 1904 Physical Dimensions: w380 x h500 mm (Without frame) Painter: Marten Boelema de Stomme Artist info: De Stomme,”the mute one” studied for Willem Claesz. A comparison with the Gallery’s Still Life, in which a number of the same objects appear, reveals the differences in handling between this work and an authentic painting by the master. Around it, in a carefully planned disorder, … the unusual nautilus cup appears only later in the decade. You may download complete editions of this catalog from the catalog’s home page. de Stomme'. Its present location is unknown. The type of still life that Kalf painted was called 'pronkstilleven'. No Interest if paid in full in 6 mo on $99+Opens in a new window or tab* No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on $99+. For an illustration, see Ivan Gaskell, Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Painting: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection (London, 1990), no. Read our full Open Access policy for images. [5] The transactions from 1958 to 1969 are described in H. de Boer's letter of 17 April 1989 to Anke van Wagenberg-ter Hoeven, in NGA curatorial files. Still Life with Lobster The Wallace Collection. [4] The letter dated 31 March 1989 from Edward Speelman to Anke van Wagenberg-ter Hoeven gives the date of his sale to P. de Boer as 1950. He does not, however, discuss the workshop problem. 2]   [fig. Closed, East Building 1662. See also Arnold Houbraken, De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen, 3 vols. In Kalf’s own hand the rind has a three-dimensional presence as it twists and turns in space. For a discussion of artists working in Kalf’s manner, see Ima Blok, “Willem Kalf,” Onze Kunst 35 (January–June 1919): 143– 145; and Fred G. Meijer, “In der Nachfolge von Willem Kalf,” in Gemaltes Licht: Die Stilleben von Willem Kalf 1619–1693, ed. But it’s on the edge of the table, easily knocked off; the glasses next to it also tip sideways. B6, B7, B8. probably by another hand, lower left on edge of tabled: W.Kalf. The support, a medium-weight, tightly and plain-woven fabric, is composed of irregularly spun threads and was originally stretched off-square. Read our full Open Access policy for images. (Haarlem, 1740; reprint, Soest, 1969), 266–268. Still Life with Nautilus Cup, Frans Sant-Acker, 1648 - 1688 oil on canvas, h 66cm × w 56.5cm More details 62.292; see Sam Segal, A Prosperous Past: The Sumptuous Still Life in the Netherlands, 1600–1700 [Delft, 1988], 195, 249, no. Such free adaptations in the shapes of objects are common in Kalf’s paintings; a variant of this same base is used as a support for a glass in his. The image file is 800 pixels on the longest side. Heda has placed a huge fish on a pewter plate. Closed. The signature at the lower left crosses over drying crackle but not the age cracks. Help keep us free by making a donation today. [4]  [4]Technical analysis shows that the signature was a later addition. He also lists various copies of these works, copies of lost originals, questionable works, and wrongly attributed paintings. According to the RKD he was a pupil of Willem Claesz Heda in 1642 and signed his works 'M.B. [3]  [3]Lucius Grisebach, Willem Kalf, 1619–1693 (Berlin, 1974), attributes 147 paintings unreservedly to Kalf. [1] Probably Colonel Towers. Towers is given in the 1950 De Boer exhibition catalogue. The blue-and-white Wan-Li porcelain bowl with lid is decorated with colored figures representing the eight immortals of Taoist belief. Price: US $100.73. The combination of metal and shell … It has been lined with the tacking margins trimmed, although cusping present along all edges suggests that the original dimensions have been retained. Segal, however, does not present the evidence for his claim. The most obvious disparity is in the depiction of the lemon rind in each painting ([fig. Still life: Pewter and Silver Vessels and a Crab, Bequeathed by Claude Dickason Rotch, 1962, Research, private study, or for internal circulation within an educational organisation (such as a school, college or university), Non-profit publications, personal websites, blogs, and social media. Heda: Artist dates: about 1624 - 1649: Date made: probably about 1645: Medium and support: Oil on oak: Dimensions: 84.6 x 99.5 cm: Acquisition credit: Bequeathed by Claude Dickason Rotch, 1962: Inventory number: NG6336: Location: Gallery A: Paintings after 1600: Collection: Main Collection The National Gallery of Art serves the nation by welcoming all people to explore and experience art, creativity, and our shared humanity. As a charity, we depend upon the generosity of individuals to ensure the collection continues to engage and inspire. Oil on canvas, 79 x 67 cm. 135, dates this painting to the late 1660s because of the dark tonality and the prevalence of gold tonalities in the work. It’s made from a real nautilus shell, at the time a rare and costly item. Lucius Grisebach, Willem Kalf, 1619–1693 (Berlin, 1974), 160, 276–277, no. Condition:--not specified. Beside him there’s a bowl holding rock salt, another precious commodity, and a half-full tankard of beer. A tube ending in a silver dragon’s head lies beside the nautilus, seemingly coming from nowhere. Grisebach, who in 1974 was the first to recognize that Still Life with Nautilus Cup was a replica, considered Kalf’s original composition to be a painting formerly on the art market. The 17th-century Dutch artist Willem Kalf (1622-193) used a nautilus cup in a number of his still life paintings. Minor losses are scattered at random. The nautilus cup, a polished turban shell mounted on an elaborately wrought, gilded-silver base in the form of a putto holding a horn of plenty, appears in a number of Kalf’s still lifes of the late 1660s. [9]  [9]Lucius Grisebach, Willem Kalf, 1619–1693 (Berlin, 1974), 279, however, explained the weakness of the painting that he considered to be the original by dating it to the end of Kalf’s career: “Qualitativ stellenweise recht schwaches Spätwerk.” 1] Detail of lemon, after Willem Kalf, Similar comparisons can be made with other paintings containing identical objects, such as the blue-and-white Chinese bowl in Kalf’s, Although the bases of the Leipzig and National Gallery of Art paintings are similar, slight differences do occur. ‘Still-Life with a Nautilus Cup (detail)’ was created in 1662 by Willem Kalf in Baroque style. Still Life with a Nautilus Cup The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Form is simplified, edges give no hint of the rind’s thickness, and paint highlights sit on the surface, doing little to create the sense of texture. Heda, so there may have been collaboration. We are temporarily closed. [1]  [1]For Jan Vos’ poem, written in 1654, see Lucius Grisebach, Willem Kalf, 1619–1693 (Berlin, 1974), 21; for Vondel’s poem, published in 1663, see Lucius Grisebach, Willem Kalf, 32. Stay up to date about our exhibitions, news, programs, and special offers. 10, 74–77. One of the most characteristic types of painting in Holland in the seventeenth century was still-life which was brought to a higher level of refinement there than anywhere else in Europe. sumptuous still lifes of luxurious objects. A feast should have food, and Heda places a huge fish on a pewter plate. The most firmly dated of these three specimens is also one of the most beautifully and delicately engraved: it is the nautilus-shell silver standing-cup and cover by Bartel Jamnitzer, a leading goldsmith of Nuremberg, which was purchased in 1588 by the Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel, Wilhelm IV, and is still preserved in Kassel (H. 41 cm; see E. Link, ‘Die Landgräfliche Kunstkammer Kassel’, 1976, pl. [12]  [12]Although the bases of the Leipzig and National Gallery of Art paintings are similar, slight differences do occur. Heda. ), Anonymous Artist Note: Exhibition history, provenance, and bibliography are subject to change as new information becomes available. For a discussion of artists working in Kalf’s manner, see Ima Blok, “Willem Kalf,”. DE Search Menu [7]  [7]Sir Geoffrey Agnew, in a letter dated January 9, 1976, in NGA curatorial files, indicates that after Agnew's acquired this painting at Sotheby’s in 1964 (Sotheby’s sale catalog, March 11, 1964, lot 70, repro. It’s made from a real nautilus shell, at the time a rare and costly item. Heda doesn't necessarily want to give a feeling of instability. The paintings we create are only of museum quality. 62.292; see Sam Segal, A Prosperous Past: The Sumptuous Still Life in the Netherlands, 1600–1700 [Delft, 1988], 195, 249, no. The fish, salt and nautilus all have a connection to the sea – perhaps the picture was a commission from a guild of merchants who dealt in such goods. 'Still Life with Nautilus Cup', 1662 (oil on canvas) W illem Kalf was born in Rotterdam, worked for a while in Paris, before he finally settled in Amsterdam. A Still Life with Fruit and Lobster National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery. Still-Life 13 more; ), framed: 90.8 x 80 x 9.5 cm (35 3/4 x 31 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. Details about Antique pencil painting still life with vase, pitcher and cup signed. But it’s on the edge of the table, easily knocked off; the roemers next to it are also in danger. This artwork will be painted by an experienced artist. by Willem Claesz Heda Handmade oil painting reproduction on canvas for sale,We can offer Framed art,Wall Art,Gallery Wrap and Stretched Canvas,Choose from multiple sizes and frames at discount price. Lucius Grisebach, Willem Kalf, 1619–1693 (Berlin, 1974), 279, no. 6th St and Constitution Ave NW If you have chosen a Canvas Print of "Still Life with Nautilus Cup and Oyster" by Claesz Heda without a frame, it shall be ready for shipment within 48 hours. They may have been part of a stock of such items used as props in paintings. Kalf was one of the great Dutch masters of still life painting. He may have used this method to show skill at projecting objects into space towards us. [6] [6] Lucius Grisebach, Willem Kalf, 1619–1693 (Berlin, 1974), 279, no. It’s called a nautilus cup and is meant to impress. P. M. van Tongeren (Delft, 1988), 180–181, writes that Kalf, “like De Heem, allowed his pupils to make copies of his paintings to which he himself would add the finishing touches.” Besides numerous copies by others, we also know of contemporary replicas signed by Kalf himself. 1] Detail of lemon, after Willem Kalf, Still Life with Nautilus Cup, 1665/1670, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Robert H. and Clarice Smith, 1974.109.1 and [fig. The rest is less skilled; the curtain, for instance, is barely sketched in. Dark passages such as the background are moderately abraded, particularly the darker design elements of the rug and sugar bowl. Such free adaptations in the shapes of objects are common in Kalf’s paintings; a variant of this same base is used as a support for a glass in his Still Life, 1663, in the Cleveland Museum of Art (inv. The National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden are temporarily closed. B6, B7, B8. That painting, however, is also a replica, but by a different hand. A Still Life with a Nautilus Cup Leiden, Holland, 1632 Oil on wood 77.5 x 64.7 cm The objects are arranged to demonstrate the artist’s skill in showing the play of light on different materials. Doubts about the attribution have also been expressed verbally by Ingvar Bergström, Sam Segal, Claus Grimm, and Fred G. Meijer. Once the painting "Still Life with Nautilus Cup and Oyster" is ready and dry, it will be shipped to your delivery address. Looking down at the jug is a small silver figurine of a soldier, dressed in the costume of a hundred years before. He does not, however, discuss the workshop problem. Its present location is unknown. Behind him a roemer (a stumpy wine glass with florets of glass on the stems) seems to float in mid-air until you see that it’s tucked into a clip attached to his back. Such free adaptations in the shapes of objects are common in Kalf’s paintings; a variant of this same base is used as a support for a glass in his Still Life, 1663, in the Cleveland Museum of Art (inv. (Kalf’s original is lost.) You must agree to the Creative Commons terms and conditions to download this image. Export from an artist page includes image if available, biography, notes, and bibliography. Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., “Anonymous Artist, Willem Kalf/Still Life with Nautilus Cup/1665/1670,” Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century, NGA Online Editions, https://purl.org/nga/collection/artobject/54976 (accessed January 06, 2021). Find more prominent pieces of still life at Wikiart.org – best visual art database. No conservation has been carried out since acquisition. 136, repro. The fish, salt and nautilus all have a connection to the sea. Still Life with Nautilus Cup by Claesz Heda is, therefore, not framed, and will be sent to you rolled up and packaged in a strong and secure postal tube. [6]  [6]Lucius Grisebach, Willem Kalf, 1619–1693 (Berlin, 1974), 279, no. If it were upright, we‘d see that it’s the spout of an ornate silver jug – the dragon’s head forms its tip. It was added after the paint had dried, presumably by another hand. Similar comparisons can be made with other paintings containing identical objects, such as the blue-and-white Chinese bowl in Kalf’s Still Life with Nautilus Cup in the Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. This gloriously cluttered picture suggests the aftermath of a rich banquet that’s gone a little too far. The canvas will be rolled-up in a secure postal tube. Add to cart. 7th St and Constitution Ave NW A Still Life With A Nautilus Cup, A Silver Salt Cellar, Etc. Sep 19, 2013 - Still Life with Nautilus Cup and Oyster, 1640 by Willem Claesz Heda | Museum Quality Oil Painting Reproduction and Canvas Print 16053 | TOPofART [3] See the letter dated 31 March 1989 from Edward Speelman to Anke van Wagenberg-ter Hoeven, in NGA curatorial files. We Offer High Quality Custom Framing. Finally, Kalf re-created the rough texture of the skin with sure touches of the brush. It’s called a nautilus cup and is meant to impress. After Willem Kalf (Dutch, 1619 – 1693) Copy of Still Life with a Chinese Bowl, Nautilus Cup and Other Objects, 20th century Oil painting on canvas Signed “Danskin” to the lower left. Although the blue-and-white Wan-Li porcelain bowl, decorated with colored biscuit figures representing the eight immortals of Taoist belief, is already found in Kalf’s paintings from the early 1660s, most prominently in his Still Life with Nautilus Cup of 1662 (Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid),[10]  [10]For an illustration, see Ivan Gaskell, Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Painting: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection (London, 1990), no. Learn More We offer free shipping as well as paid express transportation services. On top are the gilded figures of Neptune and some feisty-looking tritons, his fierce mythical attendants, riding a sea-horse with wings. However, a letter of 17 April 1989 from H. de Boer to Anke van Wagenberg-ter Hoeven says the firm purchased the painting from Speelman in 1958. The clue is, again, in Willem’s pictures. While the turban shell was especially prized for its mother-of-pearl luminosity, its shape, with the symbolic association with a horn of plenty, made it a particularly appropriate focal point for Kalf’s image of wealth and prosperity. [fig. What was a picture of such a seemingly strange collection of objects for? 4th St and Constitution Ave NW [8]  [8]See, for example, Lucius Grisebach, Willem Kalf, 1619–1693 (Berlin, 1974), 286, nos. [1] Noted in Lucius Grisebach, Willem Kalf, 1619-1693, Berlin, 1974: 279. 140a. Still Life with Nautilus Cup, after Willem Kalf (1665/1670) SIZES • 9 x 12 (Image: 7.5 x 8.88) • 12 x 16 (Image: 10 x 11.88) • 16 x 20 (Image: 13 x 15.5) • 20 x 24 (Image: 16 x 19) • 24 x 30 (Image: 19 x 22.56) Archival Inkjet on Matte Finish Fine Art Paper ABOUT THE ARTWORK Willem Kalf was a Still life with Ewer and Basin, fruit, Nautilus Cup and other object, ca. 1689' (upper right, above a pile of papers) oil on canvas 18½ x 14¼ in. SEE OUR 2020 HOLIDAY SHIPPING GUIDELINES. [5]  [5]Similar comparisons can be made with other paintings containing identical objects, such as the blue-and-white Chinese bowl in Kalf’s Still Life with Nautilus Cup in the Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. Still Life with Nautilus Cup and Fruit by Johann Georg Hainz, Netherlands, undated, oil on canvas - Chazen Museum of Art - DSC02086.JPG 3,148 × 3,973; 3.22 MB. Even though Still Life with Nautilus Cup has many qualities of a Kalf composition, it must be one of these replicas. Still Life with a Lobster seems to have been painted for a guild of merchants in Haarlem, where both artists worked, identified by a cipher on the tablecloth. Still Life with a Nautilus Cup: Artist: Probably by Gerrit Willemsz. 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