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Still Life with Dead Partridge and Kingfisher

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In his twenties, Verelst moved to London, where he established his reputation painting flower pictures and portraits for the court of King Charles II. His rare gamepieces usually focus on a partridge, an expensive delicacy that he painted with great sensitivity to detail, texture, and color....

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Inscription

Lower left, on stone ledge: S. verelst F.

Provenance

1880, Paul Pavlovich Demidoff, 2nd Prince of San Donato (b. 1839 - d. 1885), San Donato, Italy; March 15 - April 10, 1880, Demidoff sale, San Donato Palace, lot 1043, to Stanton Blake (b. 1837 - d. 1889), Boston; 1889, purchased under the will of Stanton Blake. (Accession Date: December 24, 1889)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Dimensions

74.6 x 62.9 cm (29 3/8 x 24 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

90.202

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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