Pieter Claesz

Still Life with Tazza

Pieter Claesz  Stilleven met tazza
Pieter Claesz  Stilleven met tazza
Pieter Claesz  Stilleven met tazza
Pieter Claesz  Stilleven met tazza
Pieter Claesz  Stilleven met tazza
Pieter Claesz  Stilleven met tazza

Pieter Claesz
Still Life with Tazza

1636 On view in Room 13

Various objects appear to have been casually left on a laid table. Together they form a still life that is dominated by the large glass – a rummer. Around this lie pewter plates carrying a lemon and plump olives, a roll and a handful of nuts. To the right, a lavishly decorated silver drinking vessel – a tazza – lies on its side. All these objects reflect the light in their own way.

This is one of Haarlem painter Pieter Claesz’s finest paintings. Together with Willem Heda, he introduced this kind of ‘monochrome banquet piece’. These were painted with a limited palette, here predominantly shades of grey, brown and green.

Technical details
Pieter Claesz  Stilleven met tazza

Pieter Claesz
Still Life with Tazza

1636 On view in Room 13

Gift of Willem, Baron van Dedem to the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 2002
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Details

General information
Pieter Claesz (Berchem 1597/1598 - 1661 Haarlem)
Still Life with Tazza
1636
painting
1125
Room 13
Material and technical details
oil
panel
44 x 61 cm
Inscriptions
on the knife blade: PC 1636
PC in ligature

Provenance

Private collection, France; Percy Levy, London, c.1959; Anthony Speelman Gallery, London, 1977; gift of Willem, Baron van Dedem to the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 2002; on loan to Willem, Baron van Dedem, and his widow, London, 2002-2016