Fishmarket in Antwerp - Frans Snijders

Artworks with the same keyword

Still life with owl - Peeter Boel
Flower Piece - Gaspar Peeter (II) Verbruggen - 1664 - 1730
Cartouche with Flowers - Gaspar Peeter (II) Verbruggen - 1664 - 1730
Hunting still life - Paul de Vos - 1604 - 1678
Still Life - Frans Snijders
Floral Wreath - Daniël Seghers
Still Life with Fish - Clara Peeters
At the Fishmonger's - Frans Snijders
Storeroom with hunter - Frans Snijders - 1593 - 1657
Still life with game and fruit - Frans Snijders - 1615 - 1620
Fruit - Theodor Aenvanck - 1659
Still Life - Frans Snijders - 1616

Fishmarket in Antwerp

Artist: 
Frans Snijders
Material : 
oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
145.0 cm x 170.0 cm
Inventory number: 
77.148
Museum:
Museum Rockoxhuis
Subcategory:
17th century
Type:
Painting

Snijders was one of the most important still life and animal painters. After Van Dyck he was the most famous collaborator of Rubens. He lived next to Rockox and signed his testament as a witness.
On the Antwerp wharf, a fishmonger offers salt and freshwater fish. Under the table a cat takes refuge and furtively steals a piece of fish. The scale could point towards the last judgment and it is possible that the painting is a commission from a religious context.