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Marmaduke Cradock, 1660–1716, British, Peacocks, Doves, Turkeys, Chickens and Ducks by a Classical Ruin, ca. 1700
Peacocks, Doves, Turkeys, Chickens and Ducks by a Classical Ruin
- ca. 1700
- Oil on canvas
- 16 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches (41.9 x 50.2 cm)
Signed, lower center: "M. Cra[?]"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Paintings and Sculpture
- Link to Frame:
- Subject Terms:
- animal art | birds | cherubs | chickens | chicks | children | clouds | columns | doves | ducks | frieze (entablature component) | landscape | mountain | pairs | peacock | pool | puddle | river | rooster | ruins | sculpture | turkeys (birds) | water
- Not on view
- IIIF Manifest:
Marmaduke Cradock produced small paintings of both domestic and exotic birds for a wide audience, cultivating a market of middling consumers by working directly for dealers, as opposed to being commissioned by the great aristocratic patrons who turned to painters such as Jacob Bogdani or Francis Barlow (whose comparable works are shown nearby). Here a variety of native fowl mix with domesticated birds from beyond Europe, such as the turkeys from the New World, or the peacock from either Asia or Africa. Paintings like this were popular as decorative overmantels, or overdoors in smaller homes, and reveal how the popularity of painting was spreading to a new clientele by the end of the seventeenth century. Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016
Art in Focus: John Goto's High Summer (Yale Center for British Art, 2018-04-06 - 2018-08-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]
Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 70-71, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]
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