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Breakfast Still Life with Glass and Metalwork

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What appears to be a haphazard arrangement of precariously balanced objects on rumpled white linen is in fact a carefully structured composition, culminating in the Venetian goblet framed by the niche. Placed among splendid objects of pewter, glass, porcelain, and gold-plate, the extinguished...

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1926, Linnartz, Schloss Schlesisch-Nettkow, Germany; March 23, 1926, Linnartz sale, Lepke, Berlin, lot 117 [see note 1]; May 24, 1927, sold by Lepke, Berlin to Pieter de Boer, Amsterdam; 1927, sold by de Boer to Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam; November 14, 1927, sold by Goudstikker to Julius Böhler, Munich (stock no. 27,235); March 12, 1930, sold by Böhler to Böhler and Steinmeyer, Lucerne [see note 2]; May 24, 1930, sold by Böhler and Steinmeyer to Charles Bain Hoyt (b. 1889 - d. 1949), Lucerne and New York; from Hoyt to an anonymous donor; 1954, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1954) NOTES: [1] Attributed in the catalogue to W. C. Heda. [2] Julius Böhler co-founded Böhler and Steinmeyer.

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Anonymous gift

about 1637–39


130.5 x 115.5 cm (51 3/8 x 45 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on panel