Jacob Savery the Elder (and/or studio)

Fair on St Sebastian's Day

Jacob Savery de Oude (en/of atelier)  Sint Sebastiaanskermis Fair on St Sebastian's Day
Jacob Savery de Oude (en/of atelier)  Sint Sebastiaanskermis Fair on St Sebastian's Day
Jacob Savery de Oude (en/of atelier)  Sint Sebastiaanskermis Fair on St Sebastian's Day
Jacob Savery de Oude (en/of atelier)  Sint Sebastiaanskermis Fair on St Sebastian's Day
Jacob Savery de Oude (en/of atelier)  Sint Sebastiaanskermis Fair on St Sebastian's Day

Jacob Savery the Elder (and/or studio)
Fair on St Sebastian's Day

1598 Non visitabile

The church is surrounded by stalls, and the villagers are celebrating. Some are having a drink under the lean-to of the yellow house, while others are sitting upstairs by the open window, courting. The large pennant flapping on the flagpole depicts St Sebastian, to whom the fair is dedicated.

Peasant fairs were very popular with Flemish painters. When Jacob Savery moved to Amsterdam from Flanders around 1590, the theme was not well known there yet. Savery was one of the painters who introduced the subject to Holland.

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Jacob Savery de Oude (en/of atelier)  Sint Sebastiaanskermis Fair on St Sebastian's Day

Jacob Savery the Elder (and/or studio)
Fair on St Sebastian's Day

1598 Non visitabile

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Informazioni generali
Jacob Savery the Elder (Courtrai 1565/1567 - 1603 Amsterdam) (and/or studio)
Fair on St Sebastian's Day
1598
painting
156
Materiale e dettagli tecnici
oil
panel
41.2 x 61.9 cm
Iscrizione
lower right: Jaq.s. Savery

Origine

Gift of Arnoldus Andries des Tombe, The Hague, 1874