Pieter Gerritsz. van Roestraeten
Haarlem 1630 – 1700 London
Vanitas still life with a skull, a silver vase and a pearl necklace
Oil on canvas : 63,3 X 55,5 cm
Signed lower right on the marble ledge “P. Roestraeten”
(the last letters are faded)
Frame : 78,8 X 71,2 cm
Dutch-born Pieter Gerritsz. van Roestraeten spent the major and most successful part of his career in London. He specialised in still lifes holding prized objects against a dark background, often with a Vanitas message.