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Still Life with an oriental Rug

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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After painting a number of barn interiors in the early 1640s, Kalf devoted himself to painting luxury still-life compositions, filled with precious objects which he rendered with a notable sense of light and texture. The silver dish and knife with a cornelian handle, the watch, standing cup and cover, oriental rug, Wan-li porcelain bowl and various glasses are placed in the dark and lit with romantic and varied effects of light.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford

  • Date

    early 1660s

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    65 x 54 cm

  • Accession number

    WA1940.2.39

  • Acquisition method

    Bequeathed by Daisy Linda Ward, 1939

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