We visited the Ringling Museum yesterday morning. You might expect circus memorabilia or mummified goats with three heads. You would be wrong. The Italianate mansion houses hundreds of masterpieces of the 16th and 17th century. Definitely worth a visit. While strolling thru the 17th Belgium century room, I came across the painting I’m now using as my header: Still Life with Fighting Monkeys. I’m only sorry I can’t crop the pic to include ALL the monkeys.
Right in the middle of a room full of serious still life studies comes the fighting monkeys. Frans Snyders, you rocked.