The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Pheasants
  • Jean-Baptiste Fauvelet (1819 - 1883)
  • Pheasants
  • France
  • in or before 1855
  • Painting
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Object size: 16.5 x 21.7 cm
    Image size: 16 x 20.8 cm, painted area
    with frame, Object size: 37 x 42 x 7.5 cm
  • Signature: 'FAUVELET.'
  • P374
  • West Gallery III
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • The birds have been identified as golden pheasants. Painted in or before 1855, the year in which the comte de Pourtalès-Gorgier died. It was at the sale of his collection that the picture was bought by Lord Hertford. Fauvelet was a lithographer and a painter principally of still life and historical genre scenes in the manner of Meissonier who exhibited at teh Paris Salon from 1845 to 1870.