Still Life with Dead Rabbit and Birds, Jan Weenix
Jan Weenix
Still Life with Dead Rabbit and Birds
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Jan Weenix

Still Life with Dead Rabbit and Birds, 1681


Keilrahmen
123.5 x 110.4 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
863
Acquisition
Acquired in 1833
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 8

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Since the Middle Ages, hunting had been the preserve of the aristocracy. Hunting still lifes depicting the kill were a reminder of this privilege and gave their owners a sense of participating in the aristocratic lifestyle, whether they themselves were of noble or only affluent middle-class birth. Paintings like this large-scale still life by Jan Weenix were accordingly popular in the second half of the seventeenth century, not least of all among newly wealthy Dutch merchants, trade magnates and large-scale investors.

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14.05.2024