Willem Claesz Heda

Still Life with a Roemer and Watch

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596 voorzijde
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Willem Claesz Heda
Still Life with a Roemer and Watch

1629 On view in Room 13

The Haarlem painter Heda specialised in ‘ontbijtjes’ and ‘banketjes’ (breakfast and banquet pieces). He worked mainly in brown and grey tints. These sober colours created unity in the composition and blended together the separate components: a fish with capers and lemon, a bread roll, some hazelnuts, wine glasses and a silver drinking cup.

Heda paid a lot of attention to the reflection of light on the various objects, giving each material its own particular sheen. He was a master of this technique.

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General information
Willem Claesz Heda (Haarlem c. 1596 - 1680 Haarlem)
Still Life with a Roemer and Watch
1629
painting
596
Room 13
Material and technical details
oil
panel
69.2 x 46 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder, op de rand van de tafel: .Heda. / 1629
overblijfselen van een tweede signatuur op het lemmet van het mes

Provenance

H. Gildemeester, Amsterdam, 1894; purchased, 1895