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Dead Game and Small Birds
  • Jan Weenix (1642 - 1719)
  • Dead Game and Small Birds
  • Netherlands
  • probably c. 1695 - c. 1700
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 134 x 170 cm
    Object size: 175 x 208 x 12 cm
  • P98
  • Great Gallery
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  • The accoutrements of the hunt, including a powder horn, falcon hood
    and bird-call (producing a high-pitched whistle to attract birds), a hunting
    bag, horn and net are combined with a still life including a hare, black grouse,
    partridge and a greenfinch in front of a distant view of a hunt.
    Like several other paintings by Weenix now in the Wallace Collection, this
    painting belonged to a member of the German aristocracy in the eighteenth
    century; it is recorded in the collection Count Lothar Franz von Schönborn, Prince-Bishop of Bamberg and Prince-Elector of Mainz.
    It was acquired by the 4th Marquess of Hertford at the Schönborn sale in
    1867 for the considerable sum of 41,500 francs (about £1,660), together
    with three other works by the artist (Wallace Collection, P124, P140, P182).