Symbolism and meaning in Dutch still life painting

Willem Claesz. Heda, Still Life with Glasses and Tobacco, 1633, oil on panel, 50.8 x 75.6 cm (Center for Netherlandish Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

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This work at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Center for Netherlandish Art at the MFA Boston


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Cite this page as: Dr. Christopher D.M. Atkins and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Symbolism and meaning in Dutch still life painting," in Smarthistory, December 2, 2022, accessed April 18, 2024,