Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE ( (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2013. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 05 August 2020


The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Ian Chilvers

A type of still-life painting, popular in early 17th-century Dutch art (particularly the 1620s and 1630s), featuring simple foodstuffs such as bread, cheese, herring, and a glass of beer. ‘Ontbijt’ is Dutch for ‘breakfast’ and such paintings are often referred to in English as ‘breakfast pieces’, but the foods depicted are not usually specific to any time of day. Leading exponents included Pieter ... ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.