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Attributed to Gerrit Willemsz. Heda: 'Still Life with a Nautilus Cup'

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Room A: Paintings after 1600

A nautilus cup, glasses, books and food are seen on a table in front of a curtain (on the right).

Traditionally this still life was attributed to the Haarlem painter Pieter Claesz. However, the elaborate composition and coarse technique make this unlikely: it is probably by Gerrit Willemsz. Heda who imitated the work of his father, Willem Heda, but whose technique is cruder and compositions more cluttered.

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