A Partridge and Small Game Birds

Artist: Jan Fyt (Flemish, 1611–1661)

Date: 1650s

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 18 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (46.4 x 36.2 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Purchase, 1871

Accession Number: 71.45

Description

This small game piece is a mature work by Fyt, whose subtle description of textures—especially in feathers—recalls Dutch still lifes more than works by his Antwerp teacher, Frans Snyders (1579–1657).

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