The Wallace Collection

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Peacock, Dead Game and Monkey
  • Jan Weenix (1642 - 1719)
  • Peacock, Dead Game and Monkey
  • Netherlands
  • c. 1700 - 1710
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 187.5 x 165 cm
    Object size: 224 x 192 x 16.5 cm
  • P69
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  • A peacock and a springer spaniel stand guard over a still life of a dead goose, a doe, a pheasant, partridge and a bullfinch, while a monkey steals grapes from a basket of fruit in the foreground. In the ornamental garden, a hunter carries a hare and a basket of game birds. An ambitious and overtly decorative composition, dateable c.1700-10. The classical façade in the left background is similar to that in Dead Peacock and Game (Jan Weenix P140) which is dated 1707. The picture can also be compared stylistically with Flowers on a Fountain with a Peacock (Jan Weenix P59).