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In the 16th century pancakes and waffles were typical Shrovetide fare. The figures may be preparing for the coming festivities, but they do not look very happy. The painting may have hung in the dining room of a wealthy citizen in Antwerp or Amsterdam. The peasants’ frugal meal would have stood in stark contrast to the lavish dinners that took place there.
|Title||The Pancake Bakery|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
|Location||This object is on view in room 32|
Width : 169,3 cm
Height : 87 cm
Painter: Pieter Aertsen
|Accession number||1006 (OK)|
|Credits||Met steun van stadgenoten en legaat / With the support of citizens and bequest: J.P. van der Schilden 1926|
|Age maker||About 52 years old|
|Exhibitions|| Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
De ontdekking van het dagelijks leven - van Bosch tot Bruegel (2015)
|Material||Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
|Geographical origin||Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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Amsterdam circa 1508 - Amsterdam 1575