MúzeumDigitár

Close

Search museums

Close

Search collections

Magyar Nemzeti Galéria Régi Magyar Gyűjtemény [RMO_3681]

Still-life with Fruits, Parrots and White Cockatoo

Gyümölcscsendélet papagájokkal és fehér kakaduval (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria CC BY-NC-SA)
Provenance/Rights: Magyar Nemzeti Galéria (CC BY-NC-SA)

Description

Originally from Eperjes (today Prešov, Slovakia), Jakab Bogdány settled in England in 1688, after studying in Vienna and Holland. His work became very popular in his new home, especially in the most eminent royal circles. The majority of his works today are found in England, often in their original locations, built into the wood panelling of castles.Bogdány’s characteristic works were still lifes with birds and bird paintings which depicted the inhabitants of the then fashionable royal aviaries, in particular unusual birds with colourful plumage. In this painting, the exotic company of birds and the piled fruits are placed in an elegant castle park. The birds with their colourful, decorative feathers appear as noble characters of a genre scene, engaged in conversation. The painter’s observation of birdhouses allowed him to produce this accurate and naturalistic depiction of these creatures.

Material / Technique

canvas / oil

Measurements ...

98 × 128.5 cm

Tags

[Last update: 2018/02/25]

Usage and citation

Cite this page
The textual information presented here is free for non-commercial usage if the source is named. (Creative Commons Lizenz 3.0, by-nc-sa) Please name as source not only the internet representation but also the name of the museum.
Rights for the images are shown below the large images (which are accessible by clicking on the smaller images). If nothing different is mentioned there the same regulation as for textual information applies.
Any commercial usage of text or image demands communication with the museum.