A Spaniel with Game, Hermann van der Mijn (1684-1741).

Oil on canvas, 73.5cm by 59cm. Signed l.l.: H. Vander Mijn/1730.

The 1763 Burghley Inventory records: ‘a picture of dead game with Ld. Exeters favourite dog Diddle, its companion a Rose and glass by Vandermin.’ A pair to PIC527.

The large bird is thought to be a peahen.

The artist was from the Northern Netherlands.

He was a Master of the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke and for a time court painter to the Elector Palatine.


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