A carved limewood relief of a dead bird, late 18th Century.

The small bird, its feathers ruffled, is depicted hanging by one leg from a piece of string tied in a bow around a nail, firmly securing it, as a fly rests upon its neck.

In a very fine deep moulded frame, 20.3cm high, overall, signed ‘Demontreuil’.
‘Jean Demontreuil was born in Bordeaux, France and was “Professeur à l’Académie de Bordeaux.’

He exhibited his work at the ‘Salon de Paris’ from 1791 until 1798 and repeated this particular theme in 1791, 1792 and 1793.


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