Seehafen mit der Predigt Christi
Jan Brueghel d. Ä. (1568-1625)

Seehafen mit der Predigt Christi,

1598
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
79,4 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 9
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
187
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Jan Brueghel d. Ä., Seehafen mit der Predigt Christi, 1598, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Qlx2dKVGXq (Last updated on 07.07.2020)
Whereas the crowd in the middle distance is attentive to Christ who is preaching from a boat on the Lake of Gennesaret (Luke 5,3), the foreground is filled with a tumultuous fish market scene. Fashionably dressed figures - more appropriate for a Sunday outing than for weekday shopping - stroll among the fishmongers and their almost still-life arrangement of wares, as well as among beggars who receive a few coins and fish waste. The religious content has been ostensibly integrated into everyday life.

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