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The Fish Market at Evening

The Fish Market at Evening

Emanuel de Witte (in 1672)

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De Witte would paint such illustrations of fish markets alongside his church interiors until the 1680s. Six such paintings from his hand have been found until now. The foreground shows a fish still life. The fishmonger is standing behind the table, and she is talking to an elegantly dressed lady. A man with a hat in his hand also tries to attract her attention. The tower in the background has, until now, eluded identification.

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Title The Fish Market at Evening
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 75,5 cm
Height 67,5 cm
Artists Painter: Emanuel de Witte
Accession number 1992 (OK)
Credits Purchased 1864
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1864
Creation date in 1672
Internal exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Meester van het licht (2017)
The joy of everyday life – in the Netherlands and Denmark (2024)
Research Show research Alma
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Emanuel de Witte

Alkmaar 1617 - Amsterdam 1692

Around the 1640s, Emanuel de Witte became a pupil of the Delft-based still life artist Evert van Aelst. In 1652 he moved to Amsterdam. From 1641, De Witte...

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