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Birds and Beasts, Jacopo da Castello (1640-1705).

Oil on canvas, 110.5cm by 135cm.

A Fleming by birth, da Castello spent most of his working life in Italy and was much patronised by the 5th Earl of Exeter who purchased this painting in Padua. His account book for 1684 records: “Pd Giacomo for 3 pieces of beasts and birds, 25 zechini” and the 1688 Inventory records: “6th Roome…..3 Pictures over the Doores of Birds and Beasts done by Jacamo di Castello”.





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