Grapes and peaches on a partly draped on a stone ledge. Willem van Aelst (Delft 1627 c 1683 Amsterdam). Oil on canvas. Signed Giullmo van Alst and dated 1679, upper left. Provenance: Collection D.A. van Dongen, Amsterdam. With Charles Roelofsz Private collection Rotterdam.
|Height : 37.40 cm||Height : 14.72 in|
|Width : 31.10 cm||Width : 12.24 in|
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Willem van Aelst (May 16, 1627 - in or after 1683) was a Dutch artist who specialized in still-life painting with flowers or game. Van Aelst was born in Delft to a family of prominent city magistrates. He learned to paint from his uncle, the still-life painter Evert van Aelst. On 9 November 1643 he enrolled as a master of the Guild of Saint Luke at Delft. Between 1645 and 1649 he lived in France. In 1649 Van Aelst travelled to Florence, where he served as court painter to Ferdinando II de' Medici, grand duke of Tuscany. At this time, the grand duke also employed two fellow Dutchmen Matthias Read article...
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