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Willem van Aelst

[Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1627-ca.1683]

• Relationships: Studied under Otto Marseus van Schrieck.
Students included Rachel Ruysch.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Still Life.
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Original works by Willem van Aelst available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
Group of flowers, 1675

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Still Life with Dead Birds and Game Bag, 1674

Notable SiteMauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague

Notable SiteMauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague
Great scans of Mauritshuis paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
Hunt Still Life with a Velvet Bag on a Marble Ledge, ca.1665

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Brighton & Hove Museums, England

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France
Vase de Fleurs, 1651

Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France
Vase de Fleurs, 1645-56

Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France
Tableau de Fruits, 1645-56

Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig (in German)  

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Vanitas Flower Still Life, ca.1656-57

Palais Fesch Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, France (in French)  

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
2 paintings online

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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Glass Vase with Branches bearing Fruit, 1664

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
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Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Still Life with Poultry (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)

Notable SiteWillem van Aelst at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteWillem van Aelst in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)


Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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Willem van Aelst at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

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