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Attributed to Marmaduke Cradock

An assembly of birds in a parkland setting, including a Peacock, hens and a duck

American Visionary: The Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion

Attributed to Marmaduke Cradock

Attributed to Marmaduke Cradock

An assembly of birds in a parkland setting, including a Peacock, hens and a duck

An assembly of birds in a parkland setting, including a Peacock, hens and a duck

American Visionary: The Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion

Attributed to Marmaduke Cradock

Somerset circa 1660 - London 1717

An assembly of birds in a parkland setting, including a Peacock, hens and a duck


oil on canvas

canvas: 39 ⅞ by 49 ⅞ in.; 101.3 by 126.7 cm. 

framed: 45 by 55 in.; 114.3 by 139.7 cm.  

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Christian Mary McEwen, the Dowager Lady Hesketh, Easton Neston, Towcester, England;
By whose estate sold, London, Sotheby’s, 7 March 2007, lot 241;
There acquired.

Marmaduke Cradock was an English still-life painter whose works show the the influence of other leading artists in this genre, including Melchior do’Hondecoeter, Peter Frans Casteels, and Jakob Bogdani. Cradock specialized in depictions of common and domestic birds, rather than exotic species, and many of his sketches of such animals are today preserved in the British Museum.1 Many variations of this particular composition by Cradock are known, but this particular example once formed part of the collection of Christian Mary McEwen, Dowager Lady Hesketh (1929-2006). 

1.  https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1863-0110-233.  


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