(b. 1642, Amsterdam, d. 1719, Amsterdam)

Still-Life of Game

Oil on canvas, 112 x 95 cm
Private collection

By the first decade of the eighteenth century Weenix was at the height of his powers and firmly established as the dominant exponent of the game-piece in Holland. The refinement and elegance of Weenix's work at the turn of the century clearly reflected the growing influence of French taste upon Dutch art.

This painting shows a still-life of game, including a hare, grey partridges, a pigeon, a musket, a powder bag, trapping nets and summer flowers before a stone frieze, the water gardens of a villa beyond. It is signed and dated upper right on the stone frieze: J.Weenix/ f.1703.

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