This interior scene depicts the majority of the elements you would find in Boucle's paintings such as the cat, fishes, and overflowing baskets of fruits. The representation of a vicious dog in this painting that stares firmly at the cat with his teeth peeking through the sides of his snout is parallel to that of the dog in the composition in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no. 1852). Furthermore, the stacked copper dishes, depicted with such luminosity and depth in far corners, also hold a similarity between these two works. However, the inclusion of the window that opens up the composition to an elaborate landscape, and the different levels where a variety of objects rest make it among the more ambitious works the artist did.
We are grateful to Dr. Fred Meijer for endorsing the attribution on the basis of photographs.
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