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Examples of still life pictures by artists born before 1700:

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPieter Aertsen (Netherlandish, active in Antwerp, 1508-1575), A Meat Stall with the Holy Family Giving Alms, 1551, oil on wood panel, 45 1/2 x 66 1/2 inches (115.5 x 169.0 cm, North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightGeorg Flegel (German, 1563-1638), Still Life, oil on wood panel, 10 5/8 x 13 3/8 inches (27 x 34 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJacques de Gheyn the Elder (Dutch, 1565-1629), Vanitas Still Life, 1603, oil on wood panel, 32 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches (82.6 x 54 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See Dutch art, niche, and vanitas.

 

 

Jan Brueghel the Elder (Dutch , 1568-1625).

 

 

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (Dutch, 1573-1621).

 

 

see thumbnail to leftFrans Snyders (Flemish, 1579-1657), Market Scene on a Quay, about 1635, oil on canvas, 79 5/16 x 135 inches (201.5 x 343.5 cm), North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightBalthasar van der Ast (Dutch, 1593/94-1657), Still Life with a Basket of Fruit, 1622, oil on wood panel, 19 1/2 x 32 inches (49.5 x 81.3 cm), North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh. See vanitas.

 

 

Clara Peeters (Flemish, 1594-1657), Still Life of Fish and Cat, no date, oil on wood panel, 13 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftFloris van Schooten (Netherlandish, active 1612-1655), Still Life with Ham, oil, 63 x 83 cm, Louvre.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightWillem Claesz. Heda (Dutch, 1594-1680/2), Breakfast with a Crab, 1648, oil on canvas, 46 1/2 x 46 1/2 inches (118 x 118 cm), Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Willem Claesz. Heda and Pieter Claesz were the masters of the Dutch ontbijt or breakfast piece.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPieter Claesz (Dutch, 1597/98 - 1660), Still Life with Two Lemons, 1629, oil on wood panel, 16 7/8 x 23 3/8 inches (42.7 x 59.3 cm), Cleveland Museum of Art. See ontbijt.

 

 

Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish, 1598-1664)

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJan Brueghel the Younger (Flemish, 1601-1678), A Basket of Flowers, oil on wood panel, 18 1/2 x 26 7/8 inches (47 x 68.3 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See basket.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftBalthazar Gomes Figuera (Portuguese, 1604-1674), Still Life with Fish, 1645, oil, 54 x 75 cm, Louvre.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJan Davidsz. de Heem (Dutch, 1606-1683/84), Still Life with a Glass and Oysters, oil on wood panel, 9 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches (25.1 x 19.1 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

Adriaen van Ostade (Netherlandish, 1610-1685).

 

 

see thumbnail to leftLubin Baugin (French, c. 1612 - 1663), Still Life with Chessboard, oil on canvas, 55 x 73 cm, Louvre. This painting might be interpreted as either an allegory of the five senses or of the sacred and the profane.

 

 

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn. See Baroque.

 

 

Pieter van de Venne (Netherlandish, -1657).

 

 

see thumbnail to rightWillem Kalf (Dutch, 1619-1693), Still Life with Fruit, Glassware, and a Wan-li Bowl, 1659, oil on canvas, 23 x 20 inches (58.4 x 50.8 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftWillem van Aelst (Dutch, 1627-after 1682), Vanitas Flower Still Life, c. 1656, oil on canvas, 22 x 18 1/4 inches (55.9 x 46.4 cm), North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh. See vanitas.

 

 

 

Hubert van Ravesteyn (Netherlandish, 1638 - c.1691).

 

 

see thumbnail to rightNicolaes van Veerendael (Flemish, 1640-1691), A Bouquet of Flowers in a Crystal Vase, 1662, oil on canvas, 19 1/2 x 15 7/8 inches (49.5 x 40.3 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftAlexandre François Desportes (French, 1661-1743), Still Life with Silver, oil on canvas, 103 x 73 3/4 inches (261.6 x 187.3 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJean Baptiste Oudry (French, 1686-1755), Still Life (hare, duck, bottle, bread and cheese), 1742, oil on canvas, 1.43 x 0.87 m, Louvre.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJean Baptiste Oudry, Dog Guarding Dead Game, 1753, oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 31 3/4 inches (64.8 x 80.6 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin (French, 1699-1779), The Skate, before 1728, oil on canvas, 1.14 x 1.46 m, Louvre. See French art and Rococo.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin (French, 1699-1779), The Silver Tureen, 1728, oil on canvas, 30 x 42 1/2 inches (76.2 x 108 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See French art and Rococo.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, Still Life with Ray and Basket of Onions, 1731, oil on canvas, 16 x 12 5/8 inches (40.6 x 32.0 cm), North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, Still-Life with the Attributes of the Arts, 1766, oil on canvas, 44 x 55 inches (112 x 140.5 cm), Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, The Attributes of the Arts, 1766, oil on canvas, 44 1/2 x 57 1/4 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

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