European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Still Life with a RoemerMade in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Willem Kalf, Dutch (active Amsterdam), 1619 - 1693
Oil on canvas
Cat. 635John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelWillem Kalf contrasts the glistening seeds of a pomegranate on an elaborate silver platter atop a soft Smyrna (Turkish) carpet, showing his ability to capture optical effects. Behind the splendid roemer in the center is a type of tall wine glass that Kalf often included in his paintings, barely noticeable but for its reflections.
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