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Dead Game and Small Birds

Photo credit: The Wallace Collection

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The accoutrements of the hunt, including a powder horn, falcon hood and bird-call (producing a high-pitched whistle to attract birds), a hunting bag, horn and net are combined with a still life including a hare, black grouse, partridge and a greenfinch before a distant view of a hunt. The picture was probably painted c.1695–1700 as it shows a similar composition to 'Still Life with a Peacock and Dog', dated 1696 (Paris, Louvre), and shares elements such as the hunting bag, falcon hoods and hunting horn with 'Hares and Pheasant at a Fountain with a Dog' (Jan Weenix P87) dated 1699.

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  • Date

    probably c.1695–c.1700

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    134 x 170 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, 1867; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897


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