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  • Cook at a Kitchen Table with Dead Game on it

    Artist:
    Snyders, Frans. 1579-1657; Boeckhorst, Jan van (figure). 1604-1668
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    171x173 cm

Snyders, Frans. 1579-1657; Boeckhorst, Jan van (figure). 1604-1668

Cook at a Kitchen Table with Dead Game on it

Flanders, 1630s

This still life, which demonstrates great virtuosity of execution, presents one of Snyders?s favourite motifs - dead game. The artist has depicted here both trophies of the hunt and slaughtered domestic fowl: on the table we see a grey heron, several partridges and a bunch of small song-birds. In the large wicker basket there are snipes, a pheasant and a partridge. A bittern is hanging on the wall. The cook with a large kitchen knife in his hand is leaning over a low table and threatening a cat, which is trying to pull the heron down off the table. It is likely that the cook has been painted by Jan Boeckhorst. This is a companion painting to the work Maidservant with a Boy in a Fruit Shop (private collection, Scotland).

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Cook at a Kitchen Table with Dead Game on it

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oil

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171x173 cm

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Transferred to the Hermitage from the collection of Catherine the Great

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-608

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