The reflected light of a window gleams on the cherries. The draughtsman’s artistic instinct transforms the objects' disunity into the mute network of interrelations of a still life. Only 79 of the 110 similar sheets in Berlin survived the war. This stock of drawings provided the still-life painter Flegel with an invaluable supply of sources for his paintings; it surely also served as a collection of samples for his clients. The artist likely felt himself to be a distant descendant of Dürer, who was renowned as the first to have observed and faithfully represented the world.