Original: Oil on panel, 61 x 44 cm, wxh
The painting shows a table set with a damask tablecloth and the remains of a meal consisting of bread and nuts on pewter plates with an engraved knife, a lemon (used to flavour the white wine), a small clock with a key on a blue string, a book, a rummer (= a wine glass with a rounded calyx and thick hollow stem fitted with studs) and a silver Tazza. A Tazza is a shallow dish-shaped drinking vessel on a high base from which wine was usually drunk or used to display fruit and/or other delicacies.
The fruit on Pieter Claesz' paintings was often painted by his colleagues, such as Roelof Koets
Read more about the life and work of Pieter Claesz. on his painting page.
Still Life with Tazza is on display in the Mauritshuis, The Hague
Still life with Tazza by Pieter Claesz.
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