"Fruits of the hunt", a wonderful old painting that includes a vivid outdoor setting and the game/fowl of the day's hunt. A very large artist signed (difficult to make out - please look for yourself, lower left of painting) oil painting on stretched linen canvas, dating late 1800s to perhaps 1910, is a hunt themed still life, the bounty of the hunt. 9th century oil painting, a sporting scene with the hunt theme typically referred to as "nature morte", a still life with dead game, the day's dinner. These type of paintings are like little prayers of thanks for the plentiful bounty of the hunt, and yet often show just a couple of small dead birds, humble and yet still a prayer of thanks. The genre extended from those c.1500s ones out of Northern Europe, often Flemish, which are just thrilling to see - feast in the making. This oil painting dates late 1800s to as late as perhaps 1910, but has not been dated on the painting, itself.
Very good to excellent condition and ready to be framed or hung just as it is. There are no holes, no tears nor losses that would diminish either enjoyment or future value, and it remains tightly stretched on the original wooden stretcher frame. The painting on its stretcher is 32" x 25" and about 1" in depth. A pair of powder horns in the still life, as well as game/fowl, it's very nicely composed.
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