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Conradijn Cunaeus artwork • painting • previously for sale Dutch Partridge dog on partridge hunt

Conradijn Cunaeus

Dutch Partridge dog on partridge hunt
oil on panel 25.7 x 33.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated '65

This painting was previously for sale.

Literature: tijdschrift Antiek 1 (1994).

Conradijn Cunaeus was an animal painter, especially of dogs, and a pupil of portrait painter Nicolaas Pieneman. Paintings of dogs and cats arose as a separate genre in the second half of the 19th century. Previously these animals played a subordinate role as decoration of genre pieces, landscapes and portraits. In the new genre they were given all kinds of human emotions, virtues and vices. Important representatives of the animal piece were, in addition to Cunaeus, among others Otto Eerelman and Henriëtte Ronner-Knip.


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