This 'banketje' (little banquet) features not only an imposing turkey pie, but various other items of food and drink often portrayed in still lifes: a glass of wine, oysters, a half-pared lemon, a rolled-up page from an almanac filled with pepper. The gleaming winejug is a masterpiece of reflection. In the body of the jug we see not only a window and part of the laid table, but also the shadowy figure of the painter behind his easel. This still life, dating from 1627, is painted in vibrant colours. It was not until the thirties that 'monochromatic' still lifes became popular.
Purchased in 1974 from the collection of J.C.N. Graaf van Lynden (St. Michielsgestel), with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt, the Prins Bernhard Fonds, and the Fotocommissie.