The collection of Colonel Johann Alexander Artemis Sparre of Sweden (1800-1885), (old label on reverse). Colonel Sparre was the father of Josephine Sparre (1829-1892) who was mistress of King Charles XV of Sweden and also the lady in waiting to the Queen.
In the collection of Swedish industrialist Berndt Hay in 1919.
Private collection, Germany
Christine E. Jackson, Bird Painting - The 18th Century, 1994
A 19th century painting of a peacock, ducks and other ornamental fowl in a park landscape with a stone urn on a pedestal in the foreground and classical statue on a terrace of a country house in the distance. Exotic and brightly coloured fowl were a desirable feature in the gardens of the country houses of the wealthy and nobility in the 17th and 18th centuries. This genre of painting became very popular in the interiors of fine country houses, the compositions and style being heavily influenced by established artists from Europe such as Melchior de Hondecoeter and Jacob Bogdani.
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British and European paintings and sculpture from the 16th To 19th century