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A Hare, Partridges, and Fruit

Artist:
Jan Fyt (Flemish, 1611–1661)
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
37 1/2 x 43 1/2 in. (95.3 x 110.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
32.100.141
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (left center): [Joa]nnes FyT / 16[ ]
?Sir Harry Goodricke, 2nd Bart., Studley Castle, Warwick (until d. 1883); ?Gaston Neumans, Brussels; Michael Friedsam, New York (until d. 1931)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Michael Friedsam Collection," November 15, 1932–April 9, 1933, no catalogue.

New York. American Federation of the Arts. "Little Masters in 17th Century Holland and Flanders (circulating exhibition)," 1954–57, no catalogue.

Allentown, Pa. Allentown Art Museum. "Four Centuries of Still Life," December 12, 1959–January 31, 1960, no. 36 (as "Still Life").

Little Rock. Arkansas Arts Center. "Five Centuries of European Painting," May 16–October 26, 1963, unnumbered cat. (p. 24).

Gregory Martin. The Flemish School, circa 1600–circa 1900. London, 1970, p. 82 n. 4, under no. 6335, dates it 1649.

Christopher Brown. Letter. September 30, 1980, calls the attribution to Fyt "absolutely right".

Walter A. Liedtke. Flemish Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1984, vol. 1, pp. 101–3; vol. 2, pl. 45, as unquestionably by Fyt and certainly from the 1640s.

Walter A. Liedtke. "Flemish Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum—II: Van Dyck, Jordaens, Brouwer, and Others." Tableau 6 (February 15, 1984), p. 32.

Introduction by Walter A. Liedtke in Flemish Paintings in America: A Survey of Early Netherlandish and Flemish Paintings in the Public Collections of North America. Antwerp, 1992, p. 337, no. 241, ill.



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