A Woman Pulling Water from a Well, a Pile of Vegetables at her Feet
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Willem Kalf ( Rotterdam 1619 - Amsterdam 1693 )
Willem Kalf was born into a prosperous family in Rotterdam; his father was a cloth merchant, but also held municipal posts. Between 1642 and 1645, Kalf sojourned in Paris, where he spent time in the circle of the Flemish artists in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and it is here that his artistic career began to take shape, with his work appealing greatly to both art dealers and collectors.