Signed c.l.: F/DAVID.DE.CONINCK.
Oil on canvas, 114.5cm by 147.5cm.
In a carved and giltwood frame. Pair to PIC120.
Purchased by the 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700) in Rome in 1684, it is listed in the 1688 Burghley Inventory: “Midle or 4th Roome and ye 2 Clossetts… 2 peices of Birds & Beasts over ye Doores done by David of Rome.”
It is thought that David de Coninck was born in Antwerp circa 1636 and died circa 1699, possibly in Brussels, although there is sometimes a disparity in these dates recorded. The artist worked in Paris and Rome before returning to Antwerp and later moving to Brussels. He specialised in still lifes, landscapes with animals and hunting scenes and was a major influence in the work of French, Italian and Dutch artists in the genre.