Obst- und Gemüseladen
Frans Snyders (1579-1657)

Obst- und Gemüseladen

Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
203,5 x 338 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
4278
Acquisition
1844 aus dem Steinernen Saal der Fürstbischöflichen Residenz Freising
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Frans Snyders, Obst- und Gemüseladen, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/k2xnEMg4Pd (Last updated on 19.08.2022)
This magnificent arrangement has a double meaning: the monkey that is sampling different pieces of fruit at random alludes to surrendering oneself to desire. The message is a reference to the couple in the background. The fig being proffered by the market woman symbolises the female sex and the hare held by the young man is considered especially fertile. Proverbially speaking, the expression de haas jagen (hunting the hare) stands for intercourse. Seducibility through the senses is, in addition, embodied by the snuffling dog.

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