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David de Coninck

Landscape with a peacock, parrot, chicken, turkey, two rabbits and a guinea-pig

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

David de Coninck

David de Coninck

Landscape with a peacock, parrot, chicken, turkey, two rabbits and a guinea-pig

Landscape with a peacock, parrot, chicken, turkey, two rabbits and a guinea-pig

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

David de Coninck

Antwerp circa 1644 - in or after 1701 Brussels

Landscape with a peacock, parrot, chicken, turkey, two rabbits and a guinea-pig


oil on canvas

canvas: 67 ¾ by 48 ⅜ in.; 172.1 by 122.9 cm.  

framed: 82 by 62 ¾ in.; 208.3 by 159.3 cm.  

The large canvas is lined and stable on its stretcher. The paint surface is in good overall condition, with many of the details and the vibrant colors well preserved. Some passages of good impasto still remain in spots. A fine pattern of craquelure is visible, though not distracting. Some thinness is visible in the darker tones, particularly along the left edge. There are a few tiny isolated and stable spots of loss in the lower register, in the chicken and the turkey. A vertical restored thin repair is visible in the lower right background, as another thin restored repair in the background to the upper right of the head of the turkey. Inspection under UV reveals a somewhat milky varnish that is uneven in some areas along the left foliage. Some brushy strokes of retouching scattered in the sky, with a more concentrated area near the center, below the branch. Other scattered retouches here and there in the background, largely concentrated near the edges. The painting can be hung in its present condition, and it is offered in a decoratively carved giltwood and painted frame.


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With Charles Sedelmeyer, Paris;
His sale, Paris, Galerie Sedelmeyer, 3 June 1907, lot 18 (as by Jan Fyt);
Charles Staal, Amsterdam;
From whom acquired by a private collector, 1970;
By whom anonymously sold ("The Property of a Gentleman"), London, Sotheby’s, 7 July 2005, lot 128;
There acquired for the present collection. 
Catalogue des Tableaux composant la collection Ch. Sedelmeyer, Paris 1907, vol. III, pp. 22-23, cat. no. 18, reproduced (as by Jan Fyt).

David de Coninck was a Flemish artist active in the second half of the 17th century. In addition to being a landscape and still-life specialist, de Coninck was a highly-skilled animal painter, and his abilities in this realm helped to bring him international acclaim.  


Another version of this composition, which was formerly in the collection of Bernard Palitz, was last sold in these rooms on 29 January 2015 (lot 27).1  Of the two versions, the present example is of larger dimensions and includes the motif of the red parrot perched at left.  


1. Oil on canvas, 133 by 95.5 cm.