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Current Location: In storage


The market stall


Painter: Mieris, Willem van




A woman holds a copper basket of dead poultry and points to some chestnuts, with an older female vendor at her side. On the table are some weights and scales, while behind the pair are some drying onions, eggs in a basket, dried fish hanging on a nail, and gingerbread in the shape of a stag and a militia man. To the right of the young shopper are some more dead fish, and in the background some brooms hang near the door of a house.


History note: Duke of Chandos, sold London, Cock, 6-8 May 1747 (58, as G. Dou); bt. Sir Matthew Decker, Bart., from whom it presumably descended to his grandson, the 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam, Founder of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


Production date: circa AD 1730

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Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)
Panel Height 41.9 cm Width 35.9 cm
Frame Height 58.2 cm Width 52.5 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

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Accession number: 36
Primary reference Number: 1675
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 December 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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