About this artwork
This Flemish market stall overflowing with dead game is enlivened by fighting roosters, an aggressive cat, and a pickpocket. An early example of Frans Snyders’s animated combination of highly ornamental still-life elements with secondary figures and a low viewpoint, this scene might have adorned the dining room of an aristo- cratic collector. Snyders was the leading Flemish painter of monumental still lifes. He regularly collaborated with his fellow Antwerp artist Peter Paul Rubens, contributing fruits and animals to Rubens’s compositions.
- Frans Snyders
- Still Life with Dead Game, Fruits, and Vegetables in a Market
- Flanders (Artist's nationality)
- Oil on canvas
- Inscribed lower right: F . SNYDERS . FECIT . 1614 .
- 212 × 308 cm (83 1/2 × 121 1/4 in.)
- Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection