Roughly spanning the 17th century, the Dutch Golden Age saw an explosion of interest in the natural world, inclusive of its lowliest creatures. Dutch trading vessels returned from the far-flung corners of the globe with exotic specimens destined for the display cabinets of stately homes. Painted miniatures such as this, one of a series by Jan Augustin van der Goes, were designed to be assembled into albums. Rendered in gouache on vellum, its life-size, realistic detail and shadow effects create the illusion of a mounted specimen.
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Jan Augustin van der Goes : “Crab” (1690-1700)
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