A Still Life of Game, Circle of Pieter Boel (1622-1674).

Oil on canvas, 108cm by 208.5cm.

A dead heron, grebe, partridge, hare and duck, with other dead game in a landscape.

Pieter Boel was a Flemish painter, printmaker and tapestry designer who was born in Antwerp.

He painted all forms of still life, making ground breaking changes to the way in which animals were depicted by painting them from life in a natural setting.

During a period in Paris, when he became peintre ordinaire to King Louis XIV, he was commissioned to paint animals to be used in the creation of tapestries at the Gobelins Manufactory.

He also painted landscapes.


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