Gillig spent his life in Utrecht, specialising in painting still-life compositions of fish. In this characteristically pyramidal composition, he paints two perch, a gutted pike, several roach and other freshwater fish. In his early works, he sometimes painted seawater fish but freshwater fish became his main interest.
Where to see this painting?
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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