Jan van de Velde was an Amsterdam artist who specialised in still life. He painted simple compositions in the manner of Pieter Claesz. and Willem Heda of Haarlem. This arrangement of glass, oysters and lemons is a characteristic example of his work. The green goblet is a Rhenish wine glass or 'roemer'.

Key facts

Artist dates
1620 - 1662
Full title
Still Life: A Goblet of Wine, Oysters and Lemons
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
40.3 x 32.2 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Presented by Lord Savile, 1888
Inventory number
Location in Gallery