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Circle of David de Coninck

A cat lurking by a basket of pigeons, with two rabbits, a marmot, a rooster and a chicken in the foreground

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Circle of David de Coninck

Circle of David de Coninck

A cat lurking by a basket of pigeons, with two rabbits, a marmot, a rooster and a chicken in the foreground

A cat lurking by a basket of pigeons, with two rabbits, a marmot, a rooster and a chicken in the foreground

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Property of a Private West Coast Collector

Circle of David de Coninck

A cat lurking by a basket of pigeons, with two rabbits, a marmot, a rooster and a chicken in the foreground


oil on canvas

canvas: 36 by 49½ in.; 92 by 126 cm.

framed: 46 by 59½ in.; 116.8 by 151.1 cm.

The canvas is thinly lined or strip lined and is no longer taut but is stable on its stretcher. The image reads very well beneath clear varnish. Some paint in the center of the sky and at upper left is beginning to lift and flake but no losses are present yet. No repairs are obvious to the naked eye. Under UV inspection, the varnish appears milky but some retouching is scattered in the background, mostly in shadowy areas. 2 small repairs are present in the sky at upper right. The flaking should be stabilized but otherwise the painting appears well and can hang in its present state. Offered in a simply carved wooden frame with gilt accents.


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Anonymous sale, Paris, Ader Tajan, 16 June 1987, lot 23 (as David de Coninck);
There acquired.

This composition repeats that of a painting de De Coninck with slightly smaller dimensions (69 by 114 cm.) now in a private Belgian collection.1


1. https://rkd.nl/explore/images/15570