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A Miniature Spaniel, Parrot, Guinea Pigs and Fruit, by David de Coninck (c1636-c1699).

Oil on canvas, 47cm by 63cm. In a carved and gilded frame.

This Flemish artist was an accomplished painter of animals and birds in landscape settings, often depicting scenes of great activity with fighting cats and dogs, packs of dogs attacking game and birds of prey attacking poultry. The painting, a pair to PIC479, was bought by John, 5th Earl of Exeter, whilst in Italy on the Grand Tour in 1694 and was a late addition to the 1688 Burghley Inventory.

 

REFERENCE: PIC490

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