Clara Peeters - Cheesestack with knife shrimp crawfish glass of wine and bread
Slices of butter on a wanli 'Kraak' porcelain dish, a stack of cheese on a pewter plate, with a jug, a façon-de-Venise wineglass, a bun, crayfish on a pewter plate, a knife and shrimp on a table
Clara Peeters (1594–1657) was a still-life painter who came from Antwerp and trained in the tradition of Flemish Baroque painting but probably made her career mostly in the new Dutch Republic, as part of Dutch Golden Age painting. Many aspects of her life and work remain very unclear, especially outside the period 1607 to 1621 from which period dated paintings are known. As Seymour Slive puts it "Not a single uncontested document has surfaced about her life but there is reason to believe she was active in both Flanders and Holland."