Sebastian (or Sébastien) Stoskopff (Strasbourg, July 13, 1597 – Idstein February 10, 1657) was an Alsatian painter. Nowadays, he is considered one of the most important German still life painters of his time. Long forgotten and unsung compared to Dutch and Flemish still life painters of the European Baroque period, his works were rediscovered by art historians only after 1930.
Stoskopff is known to be a painter well-versed in portraying goblets, cups and particularly glasses. His still life compositions are characterized to be reduced to a few objects. Chief works by Stoskopff today are mostly hanging in Strasbourg, France and in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Still-Life of Glasses in a Basket, 1644, oil on canvas, 52 × 63 cm (20.5 × 24.8 in). Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame
Basket with Glasses, Pâte and a Letter (Korb mit Gläsern, Pastete und einem Brief), circa 1640, oil on canvas, 50 × 64 cm (19.7 × 25.2 in). Musée des Beaux-Arts, Strasbourg
Still-Life with Statuette and Shells, first half of 17th century, oil on panel, 52 cm (20.5 in). Width: 73 cm (28.7 in). Louvre Museum, Paris
Kitchen Still Life (Küchenstillleben), 1640, 87 × 122 cm, oil on canvas. Leinwand. Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken
The Four Elements or Winter (Les quatre éléments or L’iver), circa 1633. Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame. This tableau is an allegory of four seasons represented with symbols - air is represented with a goose on a skewer, poultry on the wall, turkey lard on the plate; water is represented with fish; earth with vegetables; fire with chimney and spitfire. The stew, cooked with cabbage, pig's feet, chard, bacon, roast goose, stuffed turkey with onions (hanging wall) is a typical winter dish.
Still Life with Crayfish, 17th century, oil on canvas
(The Banquet Served (Le Banquet desservi), 1621, oil on canvas. Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre-Dame, Strasbourg
Vanitas with a vase of Theriac, oil on panel, 48 x 65 cm, signed and dated 1627. Private collection, France
Large Still-Life, circa 17th century, exact date unknown, oil on canvas. Residenzgalerie, Salzburg