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Cookmaid with Still Life of Vegetables and Fruit

Photo credit: Tate

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'Cookmaid' and market scenes, popular in the seventeenth century, evolved in the Low Countries from a genre practised by Pieter Aertsen and his pupil Joachim Beuckalaer, which combined contemporary kitchen scenes with a New Testament episode beyond. Bacon could have seen such works on a visit he made to the Low Countries in 1613. An inventory of 1659 connected to the will of the artist's wife lists 'Ten Great peeces in Wainscote of fish and fowle &c done by S:r Nath: Bacon' (quoted in Gervase Jackson-Stops, ed.

Tate Britain

London


Date

c.1620–5

Medium

Oil on canvas

Measurements

H 151 x W 247.5 cm

Accession number

T06995

Acquisition method

Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund 1995

Work type

Painting


Tate Britain

Millbank, London, Greater London SW1P 4RG England

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