The Oyster-eater

Dated: 
1882
Dimensions: 
150 cm x 205 cm
Inventory number: 
2073
Medium: 
schilderij
Museum:
Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
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This painting can be considered as a festive homage to the good life. At the end of the 19th Century this work was viewed as immoral. A young city woman sitting comfortably to enjoy the good things in life (oysters and fine wines) was found to be inappropriate. Originally this work was also rejected at a number of exhibitions. More progressive circles, however, saw the value of the painting (Les XX).