Detail View: The AMICA Library: Still Life with Sweets

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1980.6
AMICA Library Year: 
2000
Object Type: 
Paintings
Creator Name: 
Hamen, Juan van der
Creator Nationality: 
European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Role: 
artist
Creator Dates/Places: 
1596 - 1631
Gender: 
M
Creator Name-CRT: 
Juan van der Hamen
Title: 
Still Life with Sweets
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
1622
Creation Start Date: 
1622
Creation End Date: 
1622
Materials and Techniques: 
oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Unframed: 58cm x 97cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1980.6
Credit Line: 
John L. Severance Fund
Inscriptions: 
Signed lower left: "Ju Vander Hamen/ de Leon fa[t], 1622"
Rights: 
Provenance: 
Rodriguez Miramón coll., Mexico (c. 1920); (New York sale 1979); (Newhouse Galleries, New York)
Context: 
During his short career Juan van der Hamen, whose father was from the Netherlands, became a prominent painter in Madrid. The pure, almost abstract arrangement of form in this work is closely linked with still-life painting in the Netherlands. The rectangular cakes on the plates are made of almonds and hazelnuts; the white squares are concoctions of pine nuts and sugar.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.1980.6.tif