Barent Fabritius may have taken the inspiration for his painting of a butchered pig from Rembrandt’s famous work featuring a slaughtered ox, which hangs in the Louvre in Paris. The subject had been popular since the 16th century, however, so it is equally possible that he based his work on a painting by another artist. Fabritius did not invent the detail of the children playing with a pig’s bladder; it had been one of the most common additions from the outset.
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|Title||The slaughtered swine|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 100 cm
Width 80 cm
|Accession number||1214 (OK)|
|Credits||Aankoop met steun van/ Purchase with support of: Vereniging Rembrandt 1935|
|Age artist||About 41 years old|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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