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Circle of Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Still life of game on a marble ledge with an elaborate vase, a window and landscape beyond

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Circle of Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Circle of Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Still life of game on a marble ledge with an elaborate vase, a window and landscape beyond

Still life of game on a marble ledge with an elaborate vase, a window and landscape beyond

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Property of a Private West Coast Collector

Circle of Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Still life of game on a marble ledge with an elaborate vase, a window and landscape beyond 


oil on canvas

canvas: 50 by 35½in.; 127 by 90.1 cm.

framed: 58½ by 44 in.; 148.6 by 111.8 cm.

The canvas is lined and stable on its stretcher. The image reads well beneath slightly dull varnish. No repairs or retouching are obvious to the naked eye. Under UV inspection, 2 larger areas of repair are visible in the left center by the stone ledge: one circular about 4 inches in diameter and one more vertical about 6 inches long. Neither is distracting to the naked eye. Some minor retouching is also present in the upper background but the varnish is milky and impedes clear inspection. The painting can certainly hang in its present state but would likely brighten with a fresh varnish. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame.


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Anonymous sale, Paris, Ader Tajan, 17 March 1987, lot 170 (as Jean-Baptiste Oudry);
There acquired.

The composition of this hunting still life seems to be modeled after Oudry's Allegory of Water, which, along with allegories of the other three elements, was painted by Oudry as an overdoor piece in 1719 and remained in his collection until 1740, when the set was acquired for the Royal Palace, Stockholm (inv. NM 868).1



1. See X. Salmon in Collection des ducs de Mecklembourg-Schwerin: Animaux d'Oudry, exhibition catalogue, Paris 2003, p. 82, reproduced fig. 3.