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Still Life with a Roemer

Willem Kalf, Dutch (active Amsterdam), 1619 - 1693

Made in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

17th century

Oil on canvas

19 1/2 x 16 11/16 inches (49.5 x 42.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 635

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Willem 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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