Still Life with Drinking-Horn Poster
This poster print features Willem Kalf's Still Life with Drinking-Horn.
The drinking-horn in this still life was made of a single buffalo horn set into a silver mount which features Saint Sebastian, patron saint of archers, who was bound to a tree as a target for two Roman soldiers.
It dates from 1565 and is kept today in the Amsterdam Historisch Museum. The horn suggests that the painting was probably commissioned by a member of the Amsterdam archers' guild.
About this painting
Still Life with the Drinking-Horn of the Saint Sebastian Archers' Guild, Lobster and Glasses, about 1653
Oil on canvas, 86.4 x 102.2 cm
© Bequeathed by R.S. Newall, 1978
This poster has a classic white border and the National Gallery logo.
Still Life with Drinking-Horn by Willem Kalf was the focus of the Take One Picture schools course, 2011/12. Take One Picture looks at ways of using paintings in the classroom as a starting point for delivering many areas of the National Curriculum. This principle aligns closely with the DCSF Primary National Strategy: Excellence and Enjoyment, which supports a holistic approach to the curriculum by exploiting the links between subject areas.
|Dimensions||60 x 67 cm|
|Painting||Still Life with the Drinking-Horn|