Artist Willem Kalf, Dutch, 1619-1693
Title
  • A Kitchen Corner
Date ca. between 1642 and 1644
Medium Oil on wood panel (possibly conifer wood)
Dimensions Unframed: 10 1/4 × 9 3/8 inches (26 × 23.8 cm)
Framed: 16 3/8 × 15 5/8 × 2 1/8 inches (41.6 × 39.7 × 5.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Walker in memory of Robert H. Tannahill
Accession Number 69.358
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Jacques Augustin de Silvestre, drawing master to the royal family;
February 28-March 1811, sold by (Regnault, Paris, France) auction Silvestre, lot 38 [sold with Grisebach, no. 28, for 167 frs.];
Mr. Lavallée, Secretary General for French Museums (Paris, France)
March 9, 1818, sold by (Paillet & Bénard, Paris, France) auction Levalée, lot 8 [sold with Grisebach no. 28, for 200 frs.];
May 7, 1895, sold by (Lepke, Berlin, Germany) [as Kupferkessel und Gemüse bei einem Küchenschranke, im Hintergrund Köchin einen Korb tragend];
April 25, 1904, sold by (Helbing, probably Munich, Germany) lot 60, possibly cat. 28;
1935, (Arnold, Seligman, Rey and Co., New York, New York, USA);
by 1964, E. Raymond Field (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1964, purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Bernard F. Walker (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1969-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Regnault-Delalande, F.L. Regnault. Catalogue Raisonné d'Objets d'Arts du Cabinet de Feu M. De Silvestre. Paris, 1810, p. 9.

Catalogue des Tableaux...Provenant du Cabinet de M. Lavallêe. Sales cat., Charles Paillet, Paris, March 9, 1818, p. 7, no. 8.

Katalog von Oelgemälden und Aquarellen hervorrangender alter und neuer Meister sowie von Antiken Kunstsachen...Aus den Hinterlassenschaften: des Stadtrichter Friedländer zu Breslau, eines bekannten hiesigen Sammlers, des Münchener Malers Christian Morgenstern und ein Theil der Sammlung Adam Gottlieb Thiermann. Sales cat., Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus. Berlin, 1895, p. 88, no. 305.

Grisebach, Lucius. Willem Kalf, 1619–1693. Berlin, 1974, pp. 222–223, cat. 29, pl. 31 (ill.).

Broos, B. Great Dutch Paintings from America. Exh. cat., Mauritshuis and Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The Hague and San Francisco, 1990, p. 312, fig. 1 (ill.). [cited under cat. 37]

Still-Life Painting from the Netherlands 1550-1720. Exh. cat., Rijksmuseum and Cleveland Museum of Art. Amsterdam and Cleveland, 1999, pp. 210-212, cat. 47 (ill.).

Keyes, George S. et al. Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 126–127, no. 50 (ill.).

Time and Transformation in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art. Exh. cat., Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, et al. Poughkeepsie, 2005, pp. 162-163, cat. 25 (ill.).

Koopstra, Anna. "De Antwerpse 'witter ende paneelmaker' Melchior de Bout (werkzaam 1625/26–1658): leverancier van 'ready-made' panelen voor de Parijse markt." Oud Holland 123, no. 2 (2010): 108–124, pp. 111–112 (ill.).