The Well-stocked Kitchen, with Jesus in het House of Martha and Mary in the Background, Joachim Bueckelaer, 1566

The Well-stocked Kitchen, with Jesus in het House of Martha and Mary in the Background, Joachim Bueckelaer, 1566

oil on panel, h 171cm × w 250cm × w 54.5kg More details

It is not the profusion of vegetables, fruit, meat, poultry and kitchenware displayed here by these housemaids that forms the main theme of this painting. It is Jesus visiting Mary and Martha, shown almost as an aside in the distance. The contrast between foreground and background contains the moral of the painting: do not be seduced by worldly temptation.

On display in room 0.6 Visit via the Highlights 1100-1600 tour

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