Still life

Osias Beerl - Rosenborg1617/1617

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
Versailles, France

This painting, typical of the still life in fashion in the Netherlands and the Rhineland, depicts the food that was cooked in the 17th century. One can see a dish, a goblet and a bowl filled with peaches, raspberries, blackberries and no doubt strawberries and cherries. The artist has also depicted a stoneware jug, two glasses filled with wine reflecting the light and a big pewter dish bearing a pie with a slice cut out.
Only the piece of pie, the knife and the raspberry placed on the table give an inkling of a sense of life in a scene that is deliberately frozen.


  • Title: Still life
  • Creator: Osias Beerl - Rosenborg
  • Date Created: 1617/1617
  • Physical Location: The Royal Danish Collection, Rosenborg, Denmark
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: © The Royal Danish Collection
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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