7 July 2000
Alexandre-François Desportes (Champagne 1661-1743 Paris)
A hunting still life with a dead hare and game birds on a stone plinth with asparagus, artichokes, a cucumber and a pear, a basket of plums and bowl of peaches
signed 'Desporte' (lower right, on the plinth)
oil on canvas
41½ x 31¾ in. (105.5 x 80.5 cm.)
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M. and F. Faré, La vie silencieuse en France. La nature morte au XVIIIe siècle, Fribourg, 1976, p. 66, no. 94, illustrated.
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