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German School, 18th Century
German School, 18th Century

A two-tailed fox with his catch of a mallard, together with an albino fox and an albino marten in a wooded landscape

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German School, 18th Century
A two-tailed fox with his catch of a mallard, together with an albino fox and an albino marten in a
wooded landscape
oil on canvas
40 x 58 5/8 in. (101.6 x 148.8 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 30 September 2008, lot 679.
Exhibited
London, Oliver Hoare, Every Object Tells a Story, 2017, no. 237.

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Lot Essay

The two-tailed fox, known as the Oranienburg Fox, and the albino fox and pine marten were all preserved in the Royal Treasure Chamber of Art and Natural Objects in Berlin. In a continuation of the Enligtenment spirit, such cabinets of curiosities were a source of inspiration for artists well into the eighteenth century.

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