Still Life with Strawberries, Gooseberries and Asparagus

Coorte’s carefully crafted still lifes were only rediscovered in the 20th century and this is the first of his works to enter the collection. The painter specialised in highly concentrated, simple compositions that typically show only a few objects on a stone ledge, which explains their appeal to a modern minimalist taste. Despite being one of his more ambitious compositions, this painting stands in marked contrast to some of the lavish still lifes by his better-known contemporaries.

Key facts

Artist dates
1659/64 - in or after 1707
Full title
Still Life with a Bowl of Strawberries, a Spray of Gooseberries, Asparagus and a Plum
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on paper on canvas
35.7 × 42.8 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Gift from the collection of Willem Baron van Dedem, 2017
Inventory number
Location in Gallery