DESPORTES, Alexandre-François
(b. 1661, Champigneulles, d. 1743, Paris)

Still-Life of Game

Oil on canvas, 89 x 113 cm
Private collection

The painting shows a still-life of game with a bowl of plums and peaches. It is an example of the paintings of trophies of the hunt and dead game arranged with fruit and flowers and vegetables on tables or in landscape settings, which Desportes began to execute after 1700. These works combine Flemish realism and brilliant colours and French classical principles.

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