Herring with bread, beer, scallions and . . . a beetle??
Herring with dried out black bread, a gloomy potato and a glum turnip
It’s difficult to decide in this piece whether the ham and the herring are about to bite each other, marry each other, or waltz together.
Here we have our herring ready to eat with onion, apple, walnut, and yet another insect, this time a big flying one rather than a beetle.
The herringpackers are obviously working very fast to get all these herrings to the table. It looks as if one of them expired on top of a pile of herring. Maybe he’s just taking a nap. I don’t blame him.
I have to wonder whether any of these paintings are sophistical refutations. Red herring, anyone?