The Hood Museum of Art’s recently acquired still life by Jan Davidsz de Heem is currently complemented by two other seventeenth-century Dutch paintings with similar subjects, by the artist’s teacher and most prominent pupil, respectively. The extraordinary works by Balthasar van der Ast and Abraham Mignon are on loan from the Currier Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art and will remain on view through May. The installation is accompanied by an illustrated brochure written by Arthur K.Wheelock Jr., the curator of northern Baroque painting at the National Gallery of Art and a recognized authority on still life painting.
In Celebration of Jan Davidsz. de Heem’s Still-Life with Grapes
Written January 01, 2007 by Kristin Swan