Die Köchin
Gabriël Metsu (1629-1667)

Die Köchin,

um 1665
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
28,7 x 23,9 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 22
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
624
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Zweibrücken
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Gabriël Metsu, Die Köchin, um 1665, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A9xln3gGWv (Last updated on 25.05.2022)
The prominently placed rabbit and the plucked chicken, skewered on a spit, suggest an ambiguous interpretation of this genre painting of a young female cook—rabbits and poultry being symbols of sensual pleasure and lust on account of their fecundity.

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