• Hunting Still Life

    Artist:
    Leemans, Johannes, ca. 1633-1688
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    62х47 cm

Leemans, Johannes, ca. 1633-1688

Hunting Still Life

Holland, 1660-1680s

The painter Johannes Leemans worked in The Hague and briefly in Amsterdam. Throughout his career he produced trompe-l’oeil still lifes depicting the equipment used for hunting wildfowl (jachttaferelen). The Hermitage picture, like the majority of the artist’s works, was painted on a small wooden panel with a vertical format. The subtle balance in the arrangement of the objects and illusionistic details (the shadows cast by the nails and the straps suspended from them) produce the impression of real-life objects hanging on a wall.

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Hunting Still Life

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oil

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62х47 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1928; handed over from the O.E. Braz collection in Leningrad

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-6017

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