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Jan Davidsz de Heem (Dutch, 1606–1683/84). Still Life with a Glass and Oysters, ca. 1640. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, 1871 (71.78) | De Heem's earliest paintings are precocious fruit pieces produced in his native Utrecht under the influence of Balthasar van der Ast. This panel of about 1640 is a simple paean to bacchic pleasure, and to textures and light.

Georg Flegel (German, 1566–1638). Still Life, probably ca. 1625–30. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Dr. W. Bopp, 1921 (21.152.1)