The still life genre constitutes a significant section of the Dutch and Flemish collection of the Old Masters’ Gallery of the Budapest museum. The collection includes all subcategories: flower, fruit and banquet pieces, hunting trophies, kitchen and pantry interiors, and pictures of live animals. It presents an excellent overview of the development of still life painting.
Among the ninety-five works discussed in this volume are masterpieces by prominent still life specialists such as Jan Fijt, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Pieter Claesz., Willem Claesz. Heda, Willem Kalf, Abraham van Beijeren, and Willem van Aelst, as well as fine works by lesser-known masters, including Andries Benedetti, Frans Ryckhals, Jan Treck, and Jan van der Heyden.
Ildiko Ember, chief curator of the Old Masters’ Gallery, specialises in seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting. She had been publishing on various types of still life since the 1970s; this volume presents the latest results of her research.
Three entries were written by Fred G. Meijer, an acclaimed specialist of still life painting.
The text is in English and Hungarian.
Hardcover, 2011, 304 blz., 200 ill. in kleur