Jan van Huysum

Fruit Still Life

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70 voorzijde
70 voorzijde

Jan van Huysum
Fruit Still Life

On view in Room 11

Some fruit is set out on a marble tabletop. There are plums, grapes and berries. The main role is given to the peach, on which there is a small white butterfly. An ant is crawling over the soft skin of the fruit.

This small painting belongs with a flower still-life of the same dimensions. Van Huysum painted them both on copper plates, which have a hard, smooth surface that is ideal for this type of small, precise work.

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Jan van Huysum
Fruit Still Life

On view in Room 11

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Details

General information
Jan van Huysum (Amsterdam 1682 - 1749 Amsterdam)
Fruit Still Life
painting
70
Room 11
Material and technical details
oil
copper
27 x 21 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder, op de rand van de marmeren tafel: Jan Van Huijsum fecit

Origin

Robert de Neufville, Leiden, 1736; Hermina Jacoba, Baroness van Leyden, Warmond; purchased, 1816