Taste
This painting is part of the group: The Five Senses

The sitter is not identified. He is shown drinking and eating as a representation of the sense of Taste. This is probably a copy after a lost original which was one of a series of the 'Five Senses' by Coques in the Collection. The other works are 'Sight', 'Hearing', 'Touch', and 'Smell'.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1614/18 - 1684
Full title
Taste
Group
Date made
after 1661
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
25.3 x 19.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1882
Inventory number
NG1118
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Five Senses

Painting
Gonzales Coques
before 1661
Gonzales Coques: 'Sight (Portrait of Robert van den Hoecke)'
Painting
Gonzales Coques
before 1661
Gonzales Coques: 'Hearing'
Painting
Gonzales Coques
before 1661
Gonzales Coques: 'Touch'
Painting
Gonzales Coques
before 1661
Gonzales Coques: 'Smell (Portrait of Lucas Fayd'herbe)'