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Dead Birds and Shot Bags

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1650/1660

Artist:

Attributed to Pieter Boel
Flemish, 1622-1674

About this artwork

Arranged in sinuous poses to emphasize individual feathers and decorative patterns in the plumage, the lifeless birds in this painting demonstrate the artist’s careful attention to reproducing the natural world. Pieter Boel, who specialized in the game still lifes popularized in the Southern Netherlands by Frans Snyders (an example of which is on view in this gallery), executed highly naturalistic representations of fowl and canines during his years in Antwerp. The heightened shadows in this work reflect Boel’s study of Italian painting during a stay there in the 1640s.

Status

On View, Gallery 208

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Pieter Boel

Title

Dead Birds and Shot Bags

Origin

Flanders

Date

1645–1655

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

12 3/4 × 17 in. (32.6 × 43.3 cm)

Credit Line

A. A. Munger Collection

Reference Number

1955.747

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