The still life genre flourished in 17th century Flanders. Artists of this period continued to paint scenes of kitchens and markets overflowing with food, like those done during the latter half of the 16th century by artists such as Aertsen, as they also developed the genre by adding game, fruit and similar items to these scenes. Adriaen van Utrecht, along with Frans Snyders and Jan Fyt, is known as one of the major painters of this genre. A wood pigeon, a hare and a goose are seen hanging upside down on the left side of this painting. The hare's head and two forelegs, and the head of the goose hang onto the tabletop. A pheasant is in the center of the composition, with its head and neck hanging off the front of the table. A large copper bucket is placed to the right of the pheasant and the artist's signature and the painting's date of 1648 are inscribed on the bucket. Artichokes appear in front of the bucket along side squash. The painting is worked in darken brown tones overall, and there seems to be a complete difference between this work and the general trend in Flemish still-life paintings with their taste for the highly decorative.(Source: Masterpieces of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2009, cat. no. 32)


  • Title: Still Life with Games and Vegetables
  • Date Created: 1648
  • Location Created: Flanders
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: Signed and dated upper right on copper bucket: Adriaen van / Utrecht fe an / 1648
  • Provenance: Deborah Gage, London.
  • Physical Dimensions: w1155 x h815 mm
  • Painter: Adriaen van Utrecht
  • Object title (Japanese): 猟の獲物と野菜のある静物
  • Object notes (Japanese): さまざまな種類の肉、鳥、魚、野菜で溢れんばかりの厨房や市場の光景を描いたアールツェンやブーケラールの伝統を継承するかたちで、17世紀のフランドルにおいては果物や野菜に猟の獲物を描いた静物画や生きた鳥獣を描いた動物画が流行した。アドリアーン・ファン・ユトレヒトはスネイデルスやヤン・フェイトと並ぶこの絵画ジャンルの代表的画家である。画面左側のモリバト、野兎、ガチョウは足を紐で縛られて逆さにつり下げられており、野兎の頭部と両足、ガチョウの頭部はテーブル板にまで達している。画面ほぼ中央にはキジが描かれており、その首と頭部はテーブル板から垂れ下がっている。その右後方には大きな銅製のバケツが描かれ、その上には画家の署名と1648年という制作年が記されている。バケツの手前にはアーティチョークとカボチャが置かれている。全体は暗褐色の色調でまとめられ、フランドル静物画の一般的傾向である強い装飾的性格とは一線を画すものとなっている。(出典: 国立西洋美術館名作選. 東京, 国立西洋美術館, 2006. cat. no. 32)
  • Artist Name (Japanese): ユトレヒト、アドリアーン・ファン
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/information/privacy.html
  • External Link: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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