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The Game Market

A work made of mezzotint on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of mezzotint on paper.

Date:

1783

Artist:

Richard Earlom (British, 1743-1822)
after Frans Snyders (Flemish, 1579-1657)
published by John Boydell (British, 1719-1804)

About this artwork

Richard Earlom is known for his masterful engravings based on the works of contemporaneous artists and Old Masters. This richly detailed mezzotint closely relates to Frans Snyders’s Still Life with Dead Game, Fruits, and Vegetables in a Market (1981.182). The swooping white neck of the dead goose sprawled across the center of the table—and cutting across the center of the picture plane—mimics the similarly dramatic gesture found in Snyders’s Still Life, while the bountiful piles of feathers and flesh add exuberance to the scene.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Richard Earlom

Title

The Game Market

Origin

England

Date

1783

Medium

Mezzotint on paper

Dimensions

416 × 577 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Langdon Pearse

Reference Number

1954.71

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