Oil/canvas, 45 x 73,5 cm, min. rest., relined. - Farmers are bringing livestock and vegetables to a rural market. Certainly the oriental merchants with their colourful dresses and the conspicuous headpieces are the real attraction. By their presence alone the promise exoticism and adventure. The contemporary spectator might have felt prompted to figure out what the impression of their range of items must have evoked in the rural people. - Flemish landscape, figure a. history painter, founder of an artist's dynasty. He learned his profession in the studio of David Rykaert III 1640-44. He worked in Spain for some time a. travelled the Netherlands. In 1650 he became master of the St. Luke's guild in Antwerp, in 1689 he was made head of the local academy. Besides battle pieces he mainly painted rural markets in ancient ruins. - Mus.: Antwerpen, Den Haag (Mauritshuis), Bruges, Heidelberg, Montevideo a. others. - Lit.: Saur, Thieme-Becker, Bernt.