A type of still life painting showing the ingredients of a simple meal. Banketjestukken were developed in the 1620's and 1630's in Holland, particularly in Haarlem by artist such as Pieter Claesz and Willem Claesz Heda. Typical contents included bread, cheese, fish, fruit and nuts, and a tankard of ale, all carefully laid out on a table. Breakfast pieces were painted in a relatively severe, monochrome palette, very different from the show and splendour of pronksyilleven.


April 12, 2014

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