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Title Dead Game
Alternative Title Still Life with Hanging Game
Collection Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Lelienbergh, Cornelis (Dutch painter, 1626-1676)
Date Earliest probably 1650
Date Latest probably 1660
Signed yes
Description This still life comprises various dead game birds and weapons, including a short sword. It was painted by the Dutch artist Cornelis Lelienbergh, who was a member of the artists' guild in The Hague in the 1640s and a founder of Pictura in 1656. In mid-career he specialised in the painting of game, a subject which came relatively late to the Dutch still-life tradition. Since hunting was the preserve of the wealthy, game-pieces such as this example alluded to the high social status of those who commissioned or purchased them.
Current Accession Number NCM 1904-91
Inscription front lr 'De le Loughbergh f.'
Subject still life
Measurements 111.7 x 92.7 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Richard Godson Millns 1904.
Principal Exhibitions Usher Art Gallery, Lincoln, 1929.
Publications Wright, C., Old Master Paintings in Britain: An Index of Continental Old Master Paintings Executed before c.1800 in Public Collections in the United Kingdom, London, 1976, p. 116; Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery: Fine Art Handlist, Nottingham, 1988, p. 62.
Rights Owner Nottingham City Museums and Galleries: Nottingham Castle
Author Dr Angela Smith
 

 

 

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