Clara Peeters: Still life with Nuts, Candy and Flowers (1611)

(Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain)

A painting by the female Flemish artist Clara Peeters (1594 – after 1657). Another still-life, this time an unusual composition of flower still-life and a meal. On the left is a bouquet of roses, tulips, daffodils, common marigoldsa and a peony - the bouquet is a fantasy as these flowers don't bloom at the same time. the tray in the middle contain almonds, figs, raisins, seeds and candied nuts. The plate on the right contain figs, raisins, pretzels, some candied spices and several alphabet biscuits. the flute in the background contains red wine. Typical of Clara Peeters her portrait is visible as a reflection on the pewter wine jug. Painting from 1611.