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Still Life with Flowers and Fruits, ca. 1670

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 55.8 x 73.5 cm
  • Inv. 1907-B

Public Domain

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This painting contains a cornucopia of fruits: white and blue grapes, chestnuts, peaches, plums, hazelnuts and walnuts, cherries, medlars, blackberries and gooseberries, an orange and a half-peeled lemon. Furthermore, one can spy honeysuckle, ears of wheat or spelt, a poppy, a peony, a type of campanula known as ‘Venus’s-looking-glass’, a tulip, and even a spider and snails. The fruits all belong to different seasons, suggesting that the painting is an artificial arrangement. A vague image of a Venetian goblet filled with white wine is visible against the neutral background. The studio windows are reflected in the glass of the lid. To the right of the ornamental cup sits a fluted glass of red wine. Here too, one can discern the reflections of the windows.


Cornelis de Heem RKD
Leyden 1631 - Antwerp 1695
painters (artists)AAT

Title Still Life with Flowers and Fruits
Date ca. 1670
Period 17th century
Location Northern Netherlands
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signatures (names) bottom right: c. DE HEEM. f
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1907-B
Acquisition credit gift
The Friends of the Museum
Current whereabouts Work on loan
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015638 still lifes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25F72(SNAIL) molluscs: snail Iconclass
25G(+32) plants; vegetation (+ flowers, blossom, blossoming) Iconclass
25G21(BLACKBERRY) fruits: blackberry Iconclass
25G21(CHERRY) fruits: cherry Iconclass
25G21(CHESTNUT) fruits: chestnut Iconclass
25G21(GRAPE) fruits (GRAPE) Iconclass
25G21(LEMON) fruits: lemon Iconclass
25G21(PEACH) fruits: peach Iconclass
25G21(PLUM) fruits: plum Iconclass
25G21(WALNUT) fruits: walnut Iconclass
25G41 flowers Iconclass
25G41(CROCUS) flowers: crocus Iconclass
25G41(ROSE) flowers: rose Iconclass
25G41(VIOLET) flowers: violet Iconclass
41A671 still life of plants, flowers and fruit Iconclass
41A774 container of glass: bottle, jar, vase Iconclass
41C26121 (half-)peeled fruit, e.g. lemon Iconclass
41C323 glass, rummer Iconclass
41C6 foodstuffs; still life of foodstuffs Iconclass
41C653(ORANGE) fruit (ORANGE) Iconclass
41C711 wine ~ alcoholic drinks Iconclass
41C7111 glass of wine Iconclass
41E still life of miscellaneous objects Iconclass
41E1 still life of related objects Iconclass
47I111 cereal, grain, corn (grass with grains, grown for food, e.g.: wheat, rice, rye, oats, maize, buckwheat, millet) Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
'Cornelis de Heem, Früchtestilleben mit Gläsern, um 1670', in: Das Flämische Stilleben / Klaus Ertz. - Wenen : Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, [s.a.] ; Lingen : Luca Verlag (p. 270-271 (ill.), 365 (ill.))
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (dl. I, p. 34, 99 (ill.))
Het Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : een keuze uit de mooiste werken / Patrick De Rynck. - Gent : Ludion, 2007 (p. 51)
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : De collectie (tentoonstelling vanaf 21 maart 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2021
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand : La Collection (exposition dès le 21 mars 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gand : Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand, 2021
onder vrienden : 225 jaar verzamelaars rond het Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (tentoonstelling Gent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 25.11.2023 - 28.04.2024) / Johan De Smet, Frederica Van Dam, Willy Van der Gucht, Manfred Sellink. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2023 ; Gent : De Vrienden van het Museum, 2023 (p. 63, cat. 73 (ill.))
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