Still life of game
At the beginning of the 17th century Frans Snyders, one of Rubens' best pupils, is considered the inventor of the modern typology of game still lifes. He brought this new genre to a peak of artistic quality.
Like the animal trophies with which he systematically adorns his home, the still life of game constitutes a domestic sign of the hunter's membership in a privileged social category. Snyders associates, in a rich and colorful composition, the fruits of this reserved exercise with other rare foodstuffs - citrus fruits, white asparagus, artichokes - and refined utensils - copper coolers and foreign-made ceramics.