Familienbild
Flämisch(?) um 1630

Familienbild,

um 1630
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
225 x 299 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
167
Acquisition
1768 aus der Sammlung Dufresne für die Kurfürstlichen Galerie München erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Flämisch(?) um 1630, Familienbild, um 1630, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/0vxoWzYx2V (Last updated on 18.08.2022)
Numerous motifs symbolise marital love in this painting, the fruit of which—the children—are grouped around a basket of produce. The pergola stands for the Garden of Love; the dog is the embodiment of faithfulness. The cluster of grapes held by the boy is not just an allusion to fertility. As an especially delicate fruit it should only be touched with care; it symbolises chastity, bodily love being reserved for the bond of matrimony. The red chalk drawing held by the boy on the left could stand for the children learning together.

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