Still-Life of Books, 1628 by Jan Davidsz. de Heem | Click image for larger view. | In Leiden, the southern Dutch university town with a renowned university founded in 1577, the university was already equipped with a large library by the 17th century. Jan Davidsz. de Heem worked in Leiden between 1626 and 1636 and he specialized in still-lifes of books during that time. | Source: Web Gallery of Art

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