Frans Snyders, Game Market, 1630s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of The Ahmanson Foundation in honor of the museum's 50th anniversary

From the Collection: Game Market

July 6, 2017

Frans Snyders's monumental paintings of larders and market scenes were originally displayed as pairs or groups of four in public buildings, but especially in wealthy homes. Game Market hung together with a painting of equal dimensions representing a fish market until both paintings were sold to separate owners in 1987. This painting represents a market table overflowing with wild game, the display of which celebrates the abundance of the land. Snyders worked closely with Peter Paul Rubens in his Antwerp studio; the city is represented in the upper right corner of the composition. 


Game Market is on view in the Ahmanson Building, Level 3.