BEYEREN, Abraham van
(b. 1620, Den Haag, d. 1690, Overschie)

The Fishmonger

Tempera on canvas, 121 x 146 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

Van Beyeren, a specialist in fish still-lifes, has placed this still-life in a visual context which is based on Flemish examples. He opens the imaginary window of the booth to show the place where this plethora has been caught - the sea and the fishermen who are hauling in the next catch on the beach.

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