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Still Life with Fish Alexander Adriaenssen


Alexander Adriaenssen Antwerp, 1587 – Antwerp, 1661

Culture flemish
Date 1640
Object type painting
Medium, technique oil on oak

44.5 × 79 cm

Inventory number 2327
Collection Old Master Paintings
On view This artwork is not on display

Deriving from kitchen and market scenes, fish pieces are reminders of the perishable nature of the goods from this world. In early ensembles, fish pieces represent the element Water. Dead animals displayed in such paintings as well as those in game pieces are associated with death.

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