CUYP, Benjamin Gerritsz.
(b. 1612, Dordrecht, d. 1652, Dordrecht)

Feast with Freshly Slaughtered Meat

Oil on oak panel, diameter 68 cm
Private collection

This painting is one of a pair depicting scenes of the everyday life of villagers and soldiers. The present panel depicts a feast with freshly slaughtered meat before an inn. A group of figures has gathered round the village butcher, who is himself kneeling over a recently killed hog that he is about to gut.