Kitchen Scene

Artist: Peter Wtewael (Dutch, Utrecht 1596–1660 Utrecht)

Date: 1620s

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 44 3/4 x 63 in. (113.7 x 160 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1906

Accession Number: 06.288


Peter Wtewael was the comparatively obscure son of the Utrecht Mannerist Joachim Wtewael (1566–1638), whose rare kitchen scenes were the model for this lascivious picture of the 1620s. A pretty young cook responds to a strapping farmhand's offer of whatever she desires by jamming a chicken onto a spit.