FYT, Jan
(b. 1611, Antwerpen, d. 1661, Antwerpen)

Venison and Basket of Grapes Watched by a Cat

Oil on canvas, 100 x 140 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Jan Fyt was trained by Frans Snyders, a collaborator of Rubens specialising in still-lifes and animal painting. Fyt combined those two activities in a highly decorative type of painting, whose lively treatment and a vigour was indebted to Rubens.