Erlegtes Wild, von zwei Hunden bewacht
Pieter Boel (1622-1674)

Erlegtes Wild, von zwei Hunden bewacht

Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
196 x 272 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VIII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
372
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Zweibrücken
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Pieter Boel, Erlegtes Wild, von zwei Hunden bewacht, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/wq4jXJqLWo (Last updated on 19.08.2022)
A stand of trees forms the background to an artistically arranged still life of a day’s kill which includes a swan whose wing has been fixed to a branch. The white feathering is opened out to great effect and the dead bird’s long neck traces an elegant curve. The composition picks up on paintings by Jan Fyt for whom Boel worked as an apprentice. The depiction of the animals, however—in this case, dogs—is still rather stiff. After settling in Paris in 1668, he honed his skills as an animal painter. His work had an enduring influence on French still life painting.

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