The Wallace Collection

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Dead Game
  • Jan Weenix (1642 - 1719)
  • Dead Game
  • Netherlands
  • 1691 or 1696
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 89.8 x 101.5 cm
    Object size: 121 x 130 x 10 cm
  • Signature: 'J. Weenix f / 169[1 or 6]'
  • P91
  • Great Gallery
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  • The elegantly draped body of a dead hare dominates the picture. The artist
    has deliberately displayed the vulnerable underbelly that is only visible when the animal is caught and killed, brilliantly observing the dead weight and the soft fur. The bowed head of the poppy and the relief on the urn, which depicts an antique sacrifice, emphasize the theme of death.