Oil on canvas, 36cm by 46.5cm. In a carved and gilded frame.
The painting would appear to be a pendant to PIC474 which was one of several canvasses by the artist acquired by John, 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700), whilst on the Grand Tour. However, it is included in the 9th Earl’s Mss list, implying that it was acquired by Brownlow, 9th Earl (1725-1793), much later on. De Coninck, a Fleming, excelled in the depiction of birds and animals, usually in a landscape setting and often in scenes of great activity. Here, he captures a charming scene and a more peaceful one.