BASSANO, Francesco
(b. 1549, Bassano, d. 1592, Venezia)

Market Scene

1580-85
Oil on canvas, 139 x 234 cm
Private collection

There are two other signed versions of this subject (a busy market scene with meat and vegetable sellers, and a beggar in the foreground) by Francesco Bassano (in the Galleria Sabauda, Turin, and in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna). The densely-packed scene, teeming with people, animals, foodstuffs and objects, is characteristic of Francesco's overcrowded compositions.