Breakfast Piece with Cheese, Ham and Goblets
  • Breakfast Piece with Cheese, Ham and Goblets

    TitleBreakfast Piece with Cheese, Ham and Goblets
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on oak
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 50 x 84 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 73 x 106 x 6 cm
  • DatingMade 1630-talet
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Jacob Fopsen van Es, Flemish, born 1596, dead 1666
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 1146
  • AcquisitionBequeathed in 1872 by Carl Leonard Kinmanson
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1613 17th century
  • Description
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    Expensive foodstuffs such as long-lived hard cheeses, citrus fruit, white bread, meat and wine were available to the higher echelons of society, and the valuable blue-and-white porcelain dish indicates trade with China. The motif has been interpreted as a moralizing exhortation to moderation when it comes to the finer things in life. At the same time, it provides a demonstration of Jacob Fopsen van Es’ illusionistic painting technique.