CIPPER, Giacomo Francesco
(b. 1664, Feldkirch, d. 1736, Milano)

Peasant Repast with a Young Beggar

1725-30
Oil on canvas, 111 x 144 cm
Private collection

The composition is centred around a table laid with a large loaf of bread, a generous piece of cheese, some fish, and fruit. The still-life is contained within an oval defined by the hands of the dining companion. The young couple generously invite us to partake in the meal, one offering a carafe of wine, the other an appetizing plum.

Cipper painted several replicas of this scene with minimal changes.