This is the only extant still life by the Haarlem painter Judith Leyster and as such it stands out within her small oeuvre. A superb seventeenth-century artist, Leyster is one of the few women painters from her time whose fame has endured to the present day.


  • Title: Still life with a basket of fruit
  • Creator: Judith Leyster
  • Date Created: 1635 - 1640
  • Signed: Monogrammed at right on the wall: JL * (JL in ligature)
  • Physical Dimensions: w62.5 x h68 cm (without frame)
  • Painter: Judith Leyster
  • Collector's note:: This work is totally different from still lifes by her famous Haarlem contemporaries, Heda and Claesz, and shows Leyster's originality and independence
  • Type: Canvas
  • Rights: http://www.thekremercollection.com/disclaimer/
  • External Link: The Kremer Collection website

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