Still Life with Dead Game, Fruits, and Vegetables in a Market  1614

by Frans Snyders

The overflowing abundance of this Flemish market stall is enlivened by fighting roosters, an aggressive cat, and a pickpocket. The painting is an important early example of Frans Snyder’s dynamic Baroque combination of figures and still-life elements. He was probably inspired by the style of Peter Paul Rubens, who excelled at mythological and religious painting. Snyders of...
212 × 308 cm (83 1/2 × 121 1/4 in. )
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago