Still Life of Dead Game

Dirk Valckenburg (1675-1721)
National Trust Inventory Number 959493

Category Paintings
Date 1710 (signed and dated)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1118 x 940 mm (44 x 37 in)
Place of origin Holland
Collection Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and North East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting in canvas, Still Life of Dead Game by Dirk Valckenburg (1675-1721), inscribed, bottom edge: ‘D Valkenburg 1710’.Still life of dead game with a brace of woodcock, ducks, pigeon, a kingfisher and a gun in a landscape setting. Born in Amsterdam, the Dutch artist, Dirk Valkenburg is best known for his still life paintings. This painting must have been executed just after his return from the Dutch colony of Surinam in South America, where he was employed by the Amsterdam merchant, Jonas Witsen to work as an artist and book keeper on his plantation, documenting the wildlife and inhabitants of the region.

Provenance

Purchased by the National Trust by private treaty sale from Lord St Oswald in 2010

Marks and inscriptions

signed and dated

Makers and roles

Dirk Valckenburg (1675-1721), artist

References

Brockwell 1915 Maurice Walter Brockwell, Catalogue of the Pictures and Other Works of Art in the Collection of Lord St Oswald at Nostell Priory, London 1915, cat. 290, plate XXX

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Periods 18th century (86296)
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