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1681 - 1752
Image: Pieter Snijers
Pieter Snijers was born and trained in Antwerp. He appears in the Antwerp guild lists for 1694, and in 1741 became one of the directors of the Antwerp Academy. He was a landscape, still-life and portrait painter.
This is a display of all the rich fruit, fish and fowl that could be found on a wealthy man’s table. Lobsters and chicken are placed close to the full basket of fruit – peaches, nectarines, a single black plum. A costly blue-and-white Chinese bowl stands next to it, full of wild strawberries. The...