A Still Life

This is a display of all the riches that could be found on a table. Lobsters and fowls are surrounded by fruits and a background of artichokes. Such paintings were common decoration in dining rooms and represent a fast decorative style of painting without too much effort in creating a focused composition.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1681 - 1752
Full title
A Still Life with Fruit, Vegetables, Dead Chickens and a Lobster
Date made
1707-52
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
118.8 x 99.7 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1894
Inventory number
NG1401
Location in Gallery