Shore Dinner

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clara_peeters-eggs This painting and the header image are both Clara Peeters paintings – both painted between 1635 and 1640 in Holland

Shore Dinner, 17th century Dutch style – Lobster, crab, shrimp, butter and cheese, eggs and salt, bread and rusk.

Some sort of dipping sauce in the saucer.

Beer, in the bowl (I’m assuming this – but it goes with this meal.)

Life is good, even still life.

This is an American lobster - lobsters in the paintings are European lobsters This is an American lobster – lobsters in the paintings are European lobsters

This is a European lobster on the rocks This is a European lobster on the rocks

This is Rock Lobster, the type of lobster you might expect to find in Plymouth, what with the rock and all... This is Rock Lobster, the type of lobster you might expect to find in Plymouth, what with that Rock and all…

Crabbe or Lopster boiled.

Take a crabbe or a lopster, and stop him in þe vente with on hire clees, and seth him in water, and no salt; or elles stoppe him in þe same…

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