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Still Life with an oriental Rug

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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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

H 65 x W 54 cm

Accession number

WA1940.2.39

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Daisy Linda Ward, 1939

Work type

Painting


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