The painter trained with Snijers and even the monkey seems to be based on a model from his teacher. He travelled to Rome and then to Genova where he remained until his death in 1638. The rich display of apples, pears, quinces and peaches are complemented by the suggestive gourds in the right corner.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1591 - 1638
Full title
Still Life of Fruit and Vegetables with Two Monkeys
Date made
about 1620
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
102.9 x 135.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Miss Emily Jane Burton by the wish of her uncle, Decimus Burton, 1888
Inventory number
NG1252
Location in Gallery