clear glass vase with pink roses; two lemons--one partially peeled--and a snail on table; trompe l'oeil effect with sealing wax and piece of paper in LLQ at left edge; tiny spider above and to right of snail; dark wood frame

Floral Still Life, 1670-1690

expand_more

Oil on copperexpand_more

Bequest of Bruce B. Daytonexpand_more  2016.33.27

Cornelis de Heem belonged to a family of still-life painters. While it is difficult to date his works precisely, this one has been placed late in his career, for his work seems to have grown smaller and increasingly precise. Here he highlights the realism of his illusions by attempting to trick us into believing that a bit of paper has been stuck to the surface of the painting with sealing wax.

Details
Title
Floral Still Life
Artist Life
1631–1695
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2016.33.27
Curator Approved

This record has been reviewed by our curatorial staff but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@artsmia.org.

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

Zoom in on the left to the detail you'd like to save. Click 'Save detail' and wait until the image updates. Right click the image to 'save image as' or copy link, or click the image to open in a new tab.

clear glass vase with pink roses; two lemons--one partially peeled--and a snail on table; trompe l'oeil effect with sealing wax and piece of paper in LLQ at left edge; tiny spider above and to right of snail; dark wood frame