A Fruit Still Life with a Wicker Basket Shells and a Butterfly by Balthasar van der Ast is in private collection. The size of the work is 64 x 102,3 cm and is produced as an oil on panel.
About the Artist: Dutch Golden Age painter Balthasar van der Ast was born in Middelburg. Van der Ast was trained by Bosschaert as a still life painter, and his early works clearly show Bosschaert’s influence. Van der Ast accompanied the Bosschaert family in their move in 1615 to Bergen op Zoom and in 1619 to Utrecht, where van der Ast entered the Utrecht Guild of St. Luke. Roelandt Savery (1576–1639) entered the St. Luke’s guild in Utrecht at about the same time… Read more