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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.
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  • 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

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.

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

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