It’s the Christmas season and if you aren’t already stuffing your face with food then you really need to reassess your priorities. Here are some deliciously inviting images to get your stomach rumbling this season… from scrumptious Dutch still lifes to tasty contemporary works.

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Peaches, Oranges, Grapes and Langoustines on a Pewter Plate and a Conical Roemer on a Box on a Partially Draped Ledge,, Cornelis de Heem / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

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A still life with a roemer, a crab and a peeled lemon on a pewter plate, a bunch of grapes, a bread roll and knife and an elaborate Dutch silver salt cellar, on a draped table, 1643, Pieter Claesz / Private Collection / Johnny Van Haeften Ltd., London / Bridgeman Images

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Epoisses Affine on Midnight Blue, 2016 (oil on wood), Christian Furr / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Squashes, 1988 (watercolour), Boyd Harte, Glynn (1948-2003) / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Squashes, 1988 (watercolour), Glynn Boyd Harte / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

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Still Life with Cheese and Eggs, 1987, Henk Helmantel / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

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Pears on Red Cloth, Lincoln Seligman / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

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Still Life No. 18, 1962 (oil and printed paper collage on paper), Tom Wesselmann / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

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Mussels and lemon 1, Sara Studd / Bridgeman Images

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Festive Food, Claire Huntley / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

 

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