Vorratskammer mit Diener
Frans Snyders (1579-1657)

Vorratskammer mit Diener,

1615/20
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
135 x 201 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
198
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Frans Snyders, Vorratskammer mit Diener, 1615/20, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/7yxYK9nGYm (Last updated on 19.08.2022)
Market and kitchen pieces have existed since the sixteenth century. Frans Snyders picked up on this tradition and translated it into the formal language of his time: instead of an overflowing wealth of detail, fewer—but all the more prominently placed—victuals are included. Here, prominence is given to a deer, the head of a wild boar and a lobster. They form the basis of an elaborate feast while also alluding to hunting as the prerogative of the aristocracy. The same applies to the sniffing hound, whose collar indicates its obedience and the rank of its master.

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