Depicting a fox having caught a dove in it's mouth.
Painted to look like tapestries, sometimes known as 'tapisserie des pauvres' with decorative borders,
hese paintings would have been part of the decoration in a large room,
fixed directly to the walls within the panelling which would have surrounded them.
They are typical of the late 18th and early 19th century, showing a romantic view of the countryside with trees,
castles and buildings, fountains, bridges, animals and birds.
Matt water based paint on a course hemp canvas. France, circa 1800.
HEIGHT: 237 cm (7'9")
WIDTH: 212 cm (7')
From the same private collection as our reference 4093.
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