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Fish Market

around 1621, Artist: Frans Snyders

 

 

Fish Market

This still life is intended to illustrate the diversity of the “treasures of the sea”. Equal emphasis is given to the group of figures painted by van Dyck whose timeless apparel suggests the scene has religious significance. The figure to the left may be Peter, who at Jesus’ bidding went down to the sea and caught a fish, in the mouth of which he found a piece of gold which he then gave as tribute-money to the toll collectors at Capernaum.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal XIV

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

Flemish

Dated

around 1621

Artist

Frans Snyders (1579 - 1657 Antwerpen) - GND

Anthonis van Dyck (Figuren) (1599 Antwerpen - 1641 London) - GND

Material

Canvas

Dimensions

253 x 375 cm
Framed: 290,5 cm x 414,5 cm x 13 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 383

Provenance

1635-1648 Coll. Buckingham; 1685 documented in Prague; 1721 transported from Prague to Vienna;

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