Still Life with Bread and Sweetmeats, Georg Flegel
Georg Flegel
Still Life with Bread and Sweetmeats
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Georg Flegel

Still Life with Bread and Sweetmeats, 1633 – 1636


Dimensions
21.8 x 17 x min. 0.2 cm
Physical Description
Oil on beech
Inventory Number
2055
Acquisition
Acquired in 1955
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 9

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This arrangement by the Frankfurt still-life painter Georg Flegel shows which items the prosperous citizens of the trade fair and trading metropolis on the Main were particularly fond of. Sugar, an expensive imported commodity from Madeira, which reached the Frankfurt Fair via Antwerp or Venice, was in great demand. Fruits refined with rock sugar can be seen here in all sorts of crystalline forms. The butterfly, the wasp and the beetle at bottom right remind the viewer of the transient nature of these delicacies.

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07.06.2024