CDR-1140: SR Set: Still Life: History from Incidental Detail to Academic Exercise

Still life studies emerged from details in larger compositions: food and vessels scattered on a banquet table; tools laid out in a carpenter's shop, or product goods in a market. These 'proto' still lifes appear in Egyptian wall paintings and reliefs, in Roman reliefs and mosaics and even in the marginalia of medieval manuscripts. The practice of including these detailed studies continued into the Renaissance and was particularly significant as part of iconographic programs of northern painters. These early incidental or transitional examples of formed the foundation for the still life genre that would emerge in the 16th century. Classic Dutch paintings of luxury food items, silver, and glass piled high on a table have now morphed into an academic exercise practiced by painters of every persuasion in the 20th century.



Jec-0143
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Title: Stele of Rourou, Superintendant of Sety I
Description: close detail: Sety bringing sacrifices to Amun
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-3795
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Title: Nany's Funerary Papyri
Description: Detail
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jii-0668
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Title: The Spinner
Description: Total from front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-3878
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Title: Door lintel with lion-griffins and vase with lotus leaf
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jii-0699
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Title: Genius holding a poppy flower
Description: Total from front
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jie-0034
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Title: Fish and Duck Motif
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jie-0042
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Title: Skull
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Jie-0048
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Title: Decorative Band with Festoons, Theatrical Mask
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Kir-4368
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Title: Urn
Description: Total view of portion.
Vendor: Inter-American Institute/Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe
Dva-17050
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Title: Mosaic of a Menorah with Lulav and Ethroq
Creator(s): Unknown. Late Empire
Description: from Hammam Lif, Tunisia
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Lge-0017
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Title: Passion Altar from Hamburg (ext. with Annunciation and Coronation)
Creator(s): Bertram von Minden
Description: detail with Last Supper
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lif-1515
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Title: Man of Sorrows with Virgin, John and Symbols of Passion
Creator(s): Lorenzo Monaco (Piero di Giovanni)
Description: central detail
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lif-1516
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Title: Man of Sorrows with Virgin, John and Symbols of Passion
Creator(s): Lorenzo Monaco (Piero di Giovanni)
Description: right side of panel with St. John
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lif-2724
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Title: Birth of the Virgin
Creator(s): Prato Master
Description: head of Patron Lady, servant with tray
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-4213
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Title: The Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece)
Creator(s): Robert Campin
Description: Oil on wood. Central panel, detail 2
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-4222
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Title: The Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece)
Creator(s): Robert Campin
Description: Oil on wood. Right wing, detail 3
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lff-0098c
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Title: The Annunciation. Central panel of a Triptych
Creator(s): Rogier van der Weyden
Description: still life on the fireplace
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-07155
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Title: A Goldsmith in His Shop, Possibly Saint Eligius
Creator(s): Petrus Christus
Description: detail #2
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Met-07157
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Title: A Goldsmith in His Shop, Possibly Saint Eligius
Creator(s): Petrus Christus
Description: detail #4
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lff-0418
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Title: The Portinari Altar - Central panel
Creator(s): Hugo van der Goes
Description: close-up detail of flowers in foreground
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lff-0988
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Title: Adoration of the Magi (the Monforte Altar)
Creator(s): Hugo van der Goes
Description: fur-trimmed crown and gifts
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lif-0202a
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Title: Madonna and Child Enthroned
Creator(s): Carlo Crivelli
Description: close detail of lower portion with flowers
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lif-0203
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Title: Madonna and Child Enthroned
Creator(s): Carlo Crivelli
Description: garment and apple
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lif-1480
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Title: Madonna and Child Enthroned with Presentation of Keys to St. Peter
Creator(s): Carlo Crivelli
Description: close-up detail of St. Francis and of the pickle
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lif-1262
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Title: The Camerino Altar: Madonna and Child with Four Saints
Creator(s): Carlo Crivelli
Description: fruit garland
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-07737
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Title: The Birth and Naming of Saint John the Baptist; (verso) Trompe-l'oeil with Painting of The Man of Sorrows
Creator(s): Bernaert van Orley
Description: Verso
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lgf-0713
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Title: Portrait of Nicolas Kratzer
Creator(s): Hans Holbein the Younger
Description: hands, mathmatical instruments
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lgf-0557
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Title: Portrait of the Merchant Georg Gisze
Creator(s): Hans Holbein the Younger
Description: Oil and tempera on oak panel. Close-up detail of hands holding paper, coins
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lgf-0558
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Title: Portrait of the Merchant Georg Gisze
Creator(s): Hans Holbein the Younger
Description: Oil and tempera on oak panel. Close-up detail of arm and vase on oriental rug
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lgf-0559
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Title: Portrait of the Merchant Georg Gisze
Creator(s): Hans Holbein the Younger
Description: Oil and tempera on oak panel. Close-up detail at upper left with shelf, still life
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lif-2376
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Title: Supper at Emmaus
Creator(s): Titian
Description: servant, disciple, innkeeper, table still life
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lff-1102
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Title: The Money-Changer and His Wife
Creator(s): Marinus van Reymerswaele
Description: hands, book, purse
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lhf-0121
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Title: Still Life with Christ in House of Mary and Martha
Creator(s): Pieter Aertsen
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lhf-0122
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Title: Still Life with Christ in House of Mary and Martha
Creator(s): Pieter Aertsen
Description: upper right
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lff-1423
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Title: The Tax Collector
Creator(s): Marinus van Reymerswaele
Description: still life: book, hands, coins
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Lff-0367
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Title: St. Jerome in His Study
Creator(s): Marinus van Reymerswaele
Description: close-up detail of open book
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Met-3557
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Title: Still Life
Creator(s): Georg Flegel
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mff-2113
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Title: Still Life with Fruit, Vineglass and Flowes
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mif-0156
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Title: St. Jerome in His Study
Creator(s): Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Description: close detail of hand with quill, books, skull
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Msf-0450
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Title: Peasants at Table
Creator(s): Diego Velázquez
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.