Skip to Content

Open today 10–11 a.m. members | 11 a.m.–6 p.m. public. Learn more.

Still Life with Dead Game, Fruits, and Vegetables in a Market

An older man at left in red raises his hat toward a central table chaotically overflowing with dead game, fruits, and vegetables. The wings of dead birds and limbs of animals are splayed out at dramatic angles; a deer at center is suspended by his back legs. Live birds and a cat animate the scene.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • An older man at left in red raises his hat toward a central table chaotically overflowing with dead game, fruits, and vegetables. The wings of dead birds and limbs of animals are splayed out at dramatic angles; a deer at center is suspended by his back legs. Live birds and a cat animate the scene.

Date:

1614

Artist:

Frans Snyders
Flemish, 1579-1657

About this artwork

The overflowing abundance of this Flemish market stall is enlivened by fighting roosters, an aggressive cat, and a pickpocket. The painting is an important early example of Frans Snyder’s dynamic Baroque combination of figures and still-life elements. He was probably inspired by the style of Peter Paul Rubens, who excelled at mythological and religious painting. Snyders often contributed animals or fruit to Ruben’s work, and he became the leading Flemish exponent of monumental still-life painting, a genre much sought after by aristocratic collectors.

Status

On View, Gallery 208

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Frans Snyders

Title

Still Life with Dead Game, Fruits, and Vegetables in a Market

Origin

Flanders

Date

1614

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right: F . SNYDERS . FECIT . 1614 .

Dimensions

212 × 308 cm (83 1/2 × 121 1/4 in. )

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1981.182

IIIF Manifest  The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) represents a set of open standards that enables rich access to digital media from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world.

Learn more.

https://api.artic.edu/api/v1/artworks/62042/manifest.json

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share