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Banquet Still Life

Abraham van Beyeren was a still-life specialist pur sang. He painted many lavish banquet still-lifes with costly objects like silver dishes, fine glassware and Chinese porcelain. The free brushstrokes with which he painted his still-lifes were remarkable, as they were usually painted much more precisely, in order to depict the different materials to good advantage. Amidst all the riches, Van Beyer…