Willem Kalf  

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Still Life with Nautilus Cup (1662) by Willem Kalf
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Still Life with Nautilus Cup (1662) by Willem Kalf

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Willem Kalf was born in Rotterdam, in 1619.

Still lifes

Kalf's magnificent still lifes vary little in their structure, and most of them actually feature the same objects. Usually, a damask cloth or tapestry is draped upon a table on which there is tableware, with gold and silver vessels, many of which have been identified as work of specific goldsmiths, such as Johannes Lutma. There is almost always a Chinese porcelain bowl, often tilted so that the fruits tumble out of it.




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