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Claes Bergoijs (Dutch, active before 1651-d. 1668),
Still Life , 1650s-60s
oil on canvas, 35 x 28 in.; 88.9 x 71.1 cm
Gift of Mr. A. C. van Ekris, 1980.68
Former attributed to Jan Davidsz. de Heem (Dutch, 1606-1683 or 1684). Reattributed to Claes Bergoijs (Dutch, active before 1651-d.1668) through curatorial research during the 2017 reinstallation process.

A spurious De Heem signature and date appear on the painting, however comparisons to Joslyn’s painting and those securely attributed to Bergoijs show parallels in the compositional structure, the use of fabric, and in the repetition of the same objects and their placement. Bergoijs emulated the Dutch still-life painter Willem Kalf, and Joslyn’s painting demonstrates a closer relation ship between it and Kalf’s work.

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