Below are baskets painted by Joachim Beuckelaer, who was born in Antwerp in 1530 and died there in 1574.

These images are offered as a quick reference for re-enactors who want to get an idea of what baskets from this period looked like, or who are seeking evidence that a particular basket type or characteristic existed in the 16th century. In order to minimize the storage space and bandwidth they use, I have reduced their resolution considerably. If you are interested in a particular image, I recommend you click on it or note its provenance and find a book that includes the painting from which it comes so that you may view it in its original context and in greater detail.

Market Woman with Fruit, Vegetables, and Poultry, 1564

Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, 1565

The Vegetable Market, 1567

The Four Elements: Water, 1569


The Four Elements: Earth, 1570 The Four Elements: Air, 1570

The Four Elements: Fire, 1570


The Cook, 1574

Woman Selling Vegetables


The Flight into Egypt


Market Scene


Vegetable Seller


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