Object Image

Still Life with a Gilt Cup

In forty years, Willem Heda only ever painted still lifes. His paintings differ from the still lifes of his contemporaries: the colours are gentler, cooler and more harmonious. The bright yellow lemon peel is the only colour accent. In this work, Heda shows his skill in rendering different textures and the light reflected on these surfaces: each object on the table reflects another object....
1635
Oil on panel
88.0 x 113.0cm
SK-A-4830
Image and text courtesy of Rijksmuseum, 2019

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Rijksmuseum
Permanent collection