The Herring-Seller, Gabriël Metsu, c. 1661 - c. 1662
A woman selling fish has knocked on the door of an elderly customer, who approves a herring glistening in the sun. Bright light also falls on the blushing fish seller, who forms a fine contrast with the crooked old woman. Gabriël Metsu excelled in the rendering of materials and textures. The differences in texture of the skin of the fish, the old woman, and the young woman are particularly beautifully realized.