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 Beyeren, Abraham van (Dutch painter, born 1620 or 1621, died 1690) , Still Life: Haddock, Plaice, Crabs and Lobster

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Title Still Life: Haddock, Plaice, Crabs and Lobster
Alternative Title Still life with fish
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Beyeren, Abraham van (Dutch painter, born 1620 or 1621, died 1690)
Date Earliest possibly about 1650
Date Latest possibly about 1670
Signed yes
Description On a table or ledge, a variety of recently caught fish are displayed in one of two baskets or on the bare table top. Lobster, crab, cod and plaice are all represented with more fish in a barrel behind the table and in another basket below it. To the left, through a window opening, a group of fishermen can be seen on the quay outside. To the left of the window two large long handled pans hang from a hook.
Current Accession Number 935
Inscription front cr 'AB'
Subject still life; figure; animal (fish; crab)
Measurements 99.4 x 125.7 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Arthur Kay 1901.
Provenance Bought by Arthur Kay at Christie's, London, 'late last [i.e. 19th] century'.
Principal Exhibitions Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London, 1953, cat. no. 2.
Publications Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 224; Kay, A., Treasure Trove in Art, Edinburgh, 1939, p. 168; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 25, no. 935, II, p. 38.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley
 

 

 

 

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