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Still Life with a Ming Bowl

Still Life with a Ming Bowl

Willem Kalf (in circa 1660)

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Kalf generally placed his objects in a fairly dark surrounding, in which they are lit by a soft light. He paid much attention to reflections and glimmers. This interplay of light and dark gives his still lifes an almost mysterious atmosphere.

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Title Still Life with a Ming Bowl
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 56 cm
Height 62 cm
Artists Schilder: Willem Kalf
Accession number 2503 (OK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Age artist Between 34 and 41 years old
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Research Alma
Material
Object
Geographical origin Amsterdam > North Holland > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Willem Kalf

Rotterdam 1619 - Amsterdam 1693

Willem Kalf was a still life painter. Between around 1642 and 1646 he lived in Paris, where he mainly painted small kitchen still lifes and barn interiors. In...

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