Joachim Beuckelaer

Kitchen Scene with Christ at Emmaus

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Joachim Beuckelaer
Kitchen Scene with Christ at Emmaus

c. 1560-1565 Not on view

Beuckelaer painted a kitchen with numerous ingredients for a lavish meal: vegetables, fruits, nuts, poultry and a large cut of meat. The table linen and crockery are also displayed. In the background, Beuckelaer added the biblical story of Christ at Emmaus. He pushed this story into the background and took the secondary matter of the dinner preparations as the painting’s main subject.

Such kitchen scenes are regarded as the forerunners of the still-lifes of the 17th century, in which the narrative elements have vanished entirely.

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Joachim Beuckelaer
Kitchen Scene with Christ at Emmaus

c. 1560-1565 Not on view

On long-term loan from the P. & N. de Boer Foundation, Amsterdam, since 1960
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Joachim Beuckelaer (Antwerp c. 1533 - c. 1574 Antwerp)
Kitchen Scene with Christ at Emmaus
c. 1560-1565
painting
965
Material and technical details
oil
panel
169 x 109.5 cm
Inscriptions
rechtsonder: 706

Provenance

Joseph Hopkinson and heirs, United States of America; Castano Galleries, Boston, 1948; Gallery P. de Boer, 1959; on long-term loan from the P. & N. de Boer Foundation, Amsterdam, since 1961