Pieter Claesz

Still Life with Lighted Candle

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Pieter Claesz
Still Life with Lighted Candle

1627 On view in Room 13

Pieter Claesz specialised in well-balanced still-lifes with little colour, and this painting is a good example. Despite his limited palette, Claesz succeeded in achieving a convincing depiction of different materials, like the brass of the candlestick, the pewter of the snuffer and the wine in the drinking glass. The way he painted the reflection of the candlelight is remarkable.

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Pieter Claesz
Still Life with Lighted Candle

1627 On view in Room 13

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General information
Pieter Claesz (Berchem 1597/1598 - 1661 Haarlem)
Still Life with Lighted Candle
1627
painting
947
Room 13
Material and technical details
oil
panel
37.3 x 26.1 cm
Inscriptions
rechts van het midden, op het boek: PC Ao 1627
PC ineen

Provenance

James A. Butti Gallery, Edinburgh; Bukowski Gallery, Stockholm, shortly after 1930; Oscar Hedberg (1885-1966), Stockholm; S. Nijstad Gallery, The Hague; acquired with the support of the Rembrandt Association, 1961