(b. 1624, Midden-Beemster, d. 1673, Amsterdam)
The Slaughtered Pig1656
Oil on canvas, 80 x 65 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
This painting, signed and dated 1656, is startling for its affectless objectivity. More than mere genre, this scene has an instructive quality, following a popular subject of Rembrandt's: the slaughtered ox.