Pieter Claesz

Berchem 1596 - Haarlem 1660

Tobacco Still-Life with Herring and a Bread Roll.

Oil on Panel, 31 x 41.5 cm
Monogrammed and dated lower right: PC 1657



Since ca. 1830 in a private swiss collection;
Sale Koller, Zürich, 13 June 1986;
Private Collection, Germany;
London, Maastricht, Noortman Gallery, 1987;
Private Collection.


Weltkunst, 56. Jg., Mai 1986;
M. Brunner-Bulst, Pieter Claesz., Kritischer Oeuvrekatalog, Lingen 2004, cat. no. 231 p.342, reproduced in colour p.119 and 117 (detail).

Additionnal Information

Pieter Claesz's paintings of the last 10 years of his life display great verve. A of late works attest to his undiminished powers of invention. His late work is infused with compositional confidence and painterly expression. In never ending inventive ways he combined objects in constantly new variants. even this last work bears witness to an inner strength that always succeeded in uniting the old, familiar motifs into a logical visual form.