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Still Life with a silver Wine-jar and a reflected Portrait of the Artist

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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This abundant still life includes a pewter dish with two oysters, a half-peeled lemon, bread, a pomegranate, grapes, a watch with key ribbon, a Wan-li porcelain bowl containing an orange and a lemon, a gilt cup, a silver wine jar, a glass of white wine and pewter dish and cut ham on a plaited straw basket. These objects can be found in different combinations in the artist's work from 1655 onwards. A similar still life in a private collection, dated 1657, may be contemporary.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology


  • Date

    c. 1657

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    102 x 85 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    Bequeathed by Daisy Linda Ward, 1939


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