Jan van Huysum, Still life of fruit on a marble plinth, 1736
Delft, Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof
From the museum website
No other artist has matched either his technical virtuosity or his ability to create luxuriant arrangements of fruit and flowers. His fame derives in great measure from the realism with which he could convey such microscopic details as the veins of individual petals, the filaments of calyxes, drops of water, and insects. His style was widely emulated, and his influence on flower and fruit painters persisted until well into the nineteenth century.