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Still Life with a Lobster

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Van Beyeren painted fish and lavish banquet pictures with vessels of silver and gold from early in his career. This is thought to be one of his earlier pictures of a banquet, dating perhaps from the 1640s. No dated still-life paintings before 1652 are known but the somewhat transparent paint and thinly painted background are thought to be characteristic of his early work.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Date

c. 1640s

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 80 x W 63 cm

Accession number

WA1940.2.9

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Daisy Linda Ward, 1939

Work type

Painting


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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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