Oil on panel: 33,5 x 47 cm; signed and dated
‘Jacob Westerbaen Fecit anno 1629’ (lower middle)
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According to the Archive of Dutch Art by Frederik D.O. Obreen (Obreen, Archief van Nederlandsche Kunst III, no. 57, p. 262), Westerbaen lived in Leiden from 1618 and registered for the Guild of The Hague in 1628, a year before this still life was complete.
This is the only remaining painting known by this master! Quote from vd Willigen/Meijer (transl.): “An early vanitas still life ( …) with Nystad in 1968, could hardly have been created without the example of the early Leiden vanitas still lifes by Jan Davidsz. de Heem; The mentioning of another still life in an inventory in The Hague of 1673 suggests that this is not the only kind of still life that Westerbaen painted.”
He was the cousin of the famous knight and poet Sir Jacob Westerbaen, whom he shared the same name with.