From the middle of the 17th century, there was in the Northern Netherlands a considerable increase in still lifes showing spoils from hunting. Since birds were the most important game, certainly in the west of the country, they are most frequently featured in such still lifes. The spoils on display were composed using separate studies. Probably such paintings were increasingly bought by the prosperous middle class who did not or only rarely hunt, but could show off with these painted spoils.
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|Title||Dead Birds and Hunting Appurtenances|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 104.2 cm
Width 82.2 cm
Melchior d' Hondecoeter
|Accession number||1328 (OK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1866|
Willem de Rooij. Intolerance (2010)
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|