A Feast on Oysters is a 1600s painting by the Dutch Golden Age artist Jan Steen. This work is located in the National Gallery of Norway in Oslo, Norway.
During the Dutch Golden Age, oysters played a significant role in the culinary scene and economy of the Netherlands. Oysters were highly prized as a delicacy and were commonly consumed by both the wealthy and the common people.
Oysters were abundant in the shallow coastal waters of the Netherlands, particularly in the North Sea and the Wadden Sea. The Dutch coastal regions provided a suitable environment for oysters to thrive, making them readily available and affordable for the population.