Großes Stillleben mit Hummer
Abraham van Beyeren (1620-1691)

Großes Stillleben mit Hummer,

1653
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
125,5 x 105 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
1620
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Abraham van Beyeren, Großes Stillleben mit Hummer, 1653, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/apG9nyn4Zn (Last updated on 07.01.2022)
Sumptuous vessels, silver platters, a cooked lobster, and numerous fruits on a heavy velvet cloth have been assembled to form a decorative and ornate still life—an expression of a luxurious lifestyle. The fleeting fortune of earthly exuberance is suggested by the pocket watch at the edge of the table. Ranging from the velvety skin of the peach to polished precious metal and its multiple reflections, Van Beyeren captures the various surfaces with great accuracy in broad brushstrokes.

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