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Leonard Knyff, 1650–1721

Black Game, Rabbits, and Swallows in a Park

Former Title(s):

Black Game, Rabbits and Swallows in the Park of a Country House [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

ca. 1700
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
35 1/2 x 56 inches (90.2 x 142.2 cm)

Signed in light brown paint, lower left: "L Knyff"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
animal art | birds | black | castle | country house | courtship | deer | feathers | hills | hunting | landscape | park (grounds) | rabbits | swallows
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Country Houses in Great Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1979-10-10 - 1980-01-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Christie's sale catalogue : Fine English pictures : 20 June 1969, Christie's, London, June 20th, 1969, lot 112, Fiche B51 [ORBIS]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 136-137, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Country houses in Great Britain., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1979, pp. 9, 27-28,105, no. 8, pl. 8, N6764 Y34 1979 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867 : A Catalogue : The Paul Mellon Collection, , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, p. 7, no. 8, ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Harris, The artist and the country house, a history of country house and garden view painting in Britain, 1540-1870 , Sotheby Parke Bernet, London Totowa, N.J., 1979, pp. 91, 111, no. 103, fig. 103, N6764 H36 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Notes & Queries : Identification of scene in picture (no. 956), Connoisseur, vol. 98, November, 1936, pp. 299, fig. 956, N1 C75 (LC) + oversize [ORBIS]

Yale Center for British Art, Selected paintings, drawings & books, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1977, p. 7, N590.2 A82 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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