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Still Life with Two Game Birds

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Boston-born Alexander Pope is best known for his animal portraits and for trompe l'oeil representations of dead game and sporting gear. Primarily self-taught, he also likely had some instruction from Boston painter and sculptor William Rimmer. Pope provided illustrations for two volumes of...

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Inscription

Lower left, on trompe l'oeil card: Alexander Pope/Boston

Provenance

The artist; private dealer; to Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York; to MFA, 1970, purchase.

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

about 1890–1900

Dimensions

66.04 x 41.59 cm (26 x 16 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.497

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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