Still Life, representing Goblets of Wine, Fruit, Bread and Lobster, &c., (painting)
DeHeem, John David 1600-1674
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 138 (Sale info: For Sale).
"Although subjects of still life kind are not in so great request as they formerly have been, yet the genuine works of De Heem are so generally admired, that they are bought up at considerable prices, and are thought to deserve a place among the works of the greatest masters, even at this day. During his life time his paintings were sold for incredible sums, which rendered them scarce purchasable by any one who had not immense fortunes. The true pictures of this master may be determined without much difficulty, for they are executed with astonishing neatness, with a free, broad, and light touch; they are exquisitely finished, judiciously grouped, and admirably coloured; and those insects which are often interspersed among his fruits and flowers, afford an agreeable deception to the eye, and appear to be real. It was remarked of him, that his last pictures were really more excellently finished than those of his early time. Painted by John David De Heem, who was born at Utrecht 1600, died 1674." [P. 23.]
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