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

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About the Work

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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Title
Still Life with Dead Rabbit and Birds
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Period Produced
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Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert links unten: J. Weenix. f 1687

Property and Acquisition

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Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1833

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Primary
  • 43C11311 hunting trophies
  • 25F26(HARE)(+63) rodents: hare (+ dying animal; death of animal; dead animal)
  • 25F3(+63) birds (+ dying animal; death of animal; dead animal)
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03.09.2019