(b. 1611, Antwerpen, d. 1661, Antwerpen)
Venison and Basket of Grapes Watched by a Cat1650s
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.