A Silent Still Life by Sébastien Stoskopff

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Sébastien Stoskopff (1597-1657) was a still life painter who excelled at rendering materials, raising this work to the rank of a vanity. Sébastien Stoskopff (1597-1657), Noix, raisins et roemer sur un entablement (Walnut, Grapes and a Beer on a Table), 1644, oil on canvas, 35 x 33 cm/13.78 x 12.99 in.Estimate: €60,000/80,000 An evanescent rye beer, translucent grapes on a silver tray, a velvety peach and a golden-crusted bread roll that looks good enough to eat lie on a wooden-topped table whose grain can be seen. Sébastien Stoskopff painted this 1644 still life towards the end of his career, three or four years after returning

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