Willem Kalf came from a wealthy merchant family from Rotterdam. As a young man he went to Paris where he specialised in still lifes and rural interiors.
[b]The "Splendid" still life[/b]
The work shown here is an example of the new canon for the “Pronk” or “Splendid” still life that he established in his mature years. Focusing on only a few objects, Kalf used an evo...