Artist: Abraham van Beyeren (Dutch, The Hague 1620/21–1690 Overschie)
Date: probably early 1650s
Medium: Oil on wood
Dimensions: 38 x 31 in. (96.5 x 78.7 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Edith Neuman de Végvár, in honor of her husband, Charles Neuman de Végvár, 1971
Accession Number: 1971.254
Van Beyeren’s style is somewhat unusual in that he describes luxurious objects (such as silver-gilt vessels and Chinese porcelain) and comestible delicacies with a loose touch and Rembrandtesque illumination. This probably reflects the fact that he worked in different locations, including The Hague, Delft, and Amsterdam. His palette was usually understated, but this picture has lost some color with age.