Lot 628. Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1686 Paris – 1755 Beauvais, Still life with partridge, rabbit, oranges, lemons and tea kettle. Oil on canvas. 113 x 88 cm. Signed and dated “Oudry 1740” lower right. Estimate € 100,000 - 140,000. Courtesy Hampel.
In gilt Regence frame. (†)
Provenance: Heim Gallery, London.
Auction, Paris, Palais Galliera, 23.03.1962.
Wrightsman collection, New York.
Literature: Hal N. Opperman, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1972, vol. I, p. 565, no. 539.
Notes: Jean-Baptiste Oudry started his artistic career with the Paris painter Michel Serre and was then a student of Nicolas de Largillière (1656-1746). He already worked for the Academy Royale de Peinture from 1739 onwards and was then appointed professor in 1743, therefore, three years after the creation of the painting on offer for sale in this lot. Numerous contracts followed in which he particularly painted exotic animals from the ménagerie de Versaille and hunting pieces. Numerous tapestries were created after his cartoons, as he was an official painter for the Manufacture de Tapisseries de Beauvais since 1734.