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Still Life with a Lobster and Turkey

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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This sumptuous composition includes a number of accessories which appear in different arrangements in many of van Beyeren's paintings. The silver-gilt standing cup and cover appears frequently throughout his work. The lobster, a similar cup and cover, lemon, dish, melon and tazza all reappear in a still life in the Metropolitan Museum, New York which is also undated but, like this still life, may predate his earliest dated work of 1653.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Date

c. 1653

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 91 x W 112 cm

Accession number

WA1940.2.11

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Daisy Linda Ward, 1939

Work type

Painting


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