View 1 of Lot 268. DIRCK WIJNTRACK | POULTRY YARD WITH TWO COCKS FIGHTING.
View 1 of Lot 268. DIRCK WIJNTRACK | POULTRY YARD WITH TWO COCKS FIGHTING.
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DIRCK WIJNTRACK | POULTRY YARD WITH TWO COCKS FIGHTING

Estimate:

7,000 - 10,000 GBP

DIRCK WIJNTRACK | POULTRY YARD WITH TWO COCKS FIGHTING

DIRCK WIJNTRACK | POULTRY YARD WITH TWO COCKS FIGHTING

Estimate:

7,000 - 10,000 GBP

Lot sold:

11,875

GBP

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

DIRCK WIJNTRACK

Heusden before 1625 - 1678 The Hague

POULTRY YARD WITH TWO COCKS FIGHTING


oil on canvas

unframed: 79.5 x 72.6 cm.; 31¼ x 28⅝ in.

framed: 91 x 84 cm.; 35¾ x 33 in.


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Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 10 (as Jan Wijnants and Dirck Wijntrack).


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Wijntrack is noted for his paintings of wildfowl - a sub-genre for which there was clearly market demand, and in which Wijntrack chose to specialise. While some of the chickens on the right appear somewhat oblivious, a drama is about to take place on the left, as the two cocks square up to each other.


Wijntrack collaborated frequently with landscape artists, such as Jan Wijnants, with whom he worked in the 1650s, producing paintings signed by both painters. The present painting probably dates from this period.