Willem Kalf

Drinking Horn with a Lobster on a Table



Willem Kalf - Drinking Horn with a Lobster on a Table

Literature

Neil MacLaren, revised and expanded by Christopher Brown, The Dutch school, 1600-1900, London, 1991, pp. 213-214, plate 183
Christopher Baker and Tom Henry, The National Gallery complete illustrated catalogue, London, 2001, p. 361



Provenance

Either this painting or the upright autograph version presumably recorded in the inventory of the Amsterdam wine dealer Arnout Stevens, 28 January 1706: 'de horen met meerder stil Leven van Willem Kalf.' This painting was sold shortly afterwards at auction: Amsterdam, 31 March 1706, nr. 1 'Een Kapitael stuk, van Willem Kalf (zynde een stil Leven) daer in de Drinkhoren, 't beste van hem bekent.'
collection of William Newall, London, around 1860
by decent Robert Sterling Newall
National Gallery, London, bequeathed by Robert Sterling, Newall, 1978
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External links

National Gallery, London Accession number NG6444

Other works by Willem Kalf


Willem Kalf Still Life
Still Life
c. 1660

Willem Kalf Wine Glass on a Gilded Silver Foot and a Bowl of Fruit
Wine Glass on a Gilded Silver Foot and a Bowl of Fruit
1663

Willem Kalf Kitchen interior
Kitchen interior
c. 1642

Willem Kalf Corner of a Barn
Corner of a Barn
c. 1643

Willem Kalf
Drinking Horn with a Lobster on a Table
c. 1653
86.4 x 102.2 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed, lower left: W. Kalf
The National Gallery, London