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Title Dead Game
Collection Touchstones Rochdale Art Gallery
Artist Attributed to circle of Aelst, Willem van (Dutch still life painter, 1627-after 1687)
Previously attributed to Aelst, Willem van (Dutch still life painter, 1627-after 1687)
Date Earliest about 1650
Date Latest about 1730
Signed yes
Description Previously attributed to Willem van Aelst, the painting was reattributed to the circle of Van Aelst by Christie's in 1991. Aelst worked in Paris and Florence before settling in Amsterdam. He was one of the first still-life painters to depict hunt trophies. Few Dutch artists painted game pieces, because the market for such works remained small and hunting and shooting were not widely practised in the northern Netherlands.
Current Accession Number ROCDG:1236
Inscription front lr 'Jo[...]P[...]'
Subject still life (dead gamebirds)
Measurements 39 x 50 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Transferred from Heywood Library 1974.
Provenance The Santry Court Collection, Dublin, dispersed in 1738-9; given by Thomas Kay to Heywood Library 1912.
Publications Kay, Thomas., Descriptive Catalogue of Pictures, Heywood Municipal Art Gallery and Museum, 1911, cat. no. XXIX, p. 53.
Rights Owner Touchstones Rochdale Art Gallery
Author Lisa Howard



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