Still-Life with Crayfish, Oysters, and Fruit

Still-Life with Crayfish, Oysters, and Fruit

late 1600s or early 1700s

follower of Cornelis de Heem

(Flemish, 1631-1695)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 61 x 74 x 5.3 cm (24 x 29 1/8 x 2 1/16 in.); Unframed: 43.5 x 56.7 cm (17 1/8 x 22 5/16 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2008.290

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The porcelain bowl in this painting most likely came from China. Political turbulence in China effectively eliminated ceramic imports to the West by the 1640s, so the bowl would have been considered at least as valuable as the gold object on the table.

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