Signed l.l.: DAVID.DE.CONINCK.
Oil on canvas. 114.5cm by 147.5cm, in a carved and gilded Maratta frame. A pair to PIC111.
The painting was purchased in Italy by John, 5th Earl of Exeter, whilst on the Grand Tour. It appears in the Burghley Inventory of 1688: “Midle or 4th Roome and ye 2 Clossetts… 2 peices of Birds & Beasts over ye Doores done by David of Rome,” and in 1738: “The Dressing room. Over one Door, a Picture of Wild Fowl, a Dog swimming after ’em in the Water. Over the other Door, two Game Cocks fighting, by David of Rome,” (PIC111).