[Sca-cooks] Depictions of Hams ?

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Thu Nov 12 09:56:55 PST 2009

Raw hams or cooked hams? Hanging hams?
Scappi was mentioned--

Try the Web Gallery of art and look for these artists
BEYEREN, Abraham van
Banquet Still-Life undated but 17th century

HEDA, Willem Claesz does a number of hams on plates
HEDA, Willem Claesz
Dutch painter (b. 1594, Haarlem, d. 1680, Haarlem)

Ham and Silverware

HEDA, Willem Claesz.

HEDA, Willem Claesz.
Still-Life (another one)
At the Pierpont Morgan Library, here are some mss illuminations

Description of MS M.1001 fol. 94r:

Male figure, seated astride pig, onions tucked into belt, raises flask  
held in right hand to mouth, spilling contents on himself. He holds  
ham under left arm. Label inscribed GLOTONIE identifies him as  
Gluttony. Figure within room decorated with patterned hanging.
Lower margin:
Winged devil, identified by scroll held in his left hand inscribed  
BERICH, indicates figures, representing gluttony, seated at table  
laden with vessels, knives, platter with meats, and loaf. Woman holds  
head of man vomiting on floor. Other figures reach for food or drink  
from vessels.



Gluttony might be a great term to search.


This is another late one but worth looking at because it includes  

from Matters of Taste pp 48-49
  Maerten Boelema "de Stomme" active 1640-1644
Carved Ham, silver mustard jar and glasses
I've not found it on the web as yet; it's listed as "private  
collection" in the book.

Another of his with a ham is A Breakfast Piece

I'll keep looking.   Hope this helps

Johnnae or Johnna (note spelling)

On Nov 12, 2009, at 10:08 AM, jenne at fiedlerfamily.net wrote:

> Ladies & Gents-- and especially Johanna!
> Heralds are looking for pre-1600 depictions of hams (I don't think it
> matters whether they are smoked or not). We've turned up a few Dutch
> representations in the 1600s, but I'm not having much luck in my  
> limited
> time. (Beekman now thinks books are an entrancing form of paper-- and
> paper is to chew.)
> Help? Please?
> -- Jenne Heise / Jadwiga Zajaczkowa
> jenne at fiedlerfamily.net

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