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

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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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.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 208

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

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