Still life with books and a globe

Jan Davidsz. de Heem1628 - 1628

The Kremer Collection

The Kremer Collection
Amsterdam, Netherlands

This signed Still life with books and a globe of 1628 dates from the Leiden period of Jan Davidsz de Heem, generally regarded as one of the most important and multifaceted stilllife painters of the Golden Age. De Heem painted six further still lifes with books while in Leiden, where he had settled in or before 1625. The style and technique, as well as the visible window and wooden partition, indicate that our painting was the first in the series.


  • Title: Still life with books and a globe
  • Creator: Jan Davidsz de Heem
  • Creator Lifespan: 1606 - 1683
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Antwerp
  • Creator Birth Place: Utrecht
  • Date: 1628 - 1628
  • Signed: Signed and dated on the book at the centre: Johannes / de Heem / Fecit Anno / 1628
  • Physical Dimensions: w33.3 x h28.1 cm
  • Painter: Jan Davidszoon de Heem
  • Provenance: Aetas Aurea Holding SA
  • Type: Panel
  • Rights: http://www.thekremercollection.com/disclaimer/
  • External Link: The Kremer Collection website

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