A hunting still life with various songbirds
signed 'ADGryef . f' (ADG linked, lower right)
oil on panel
33.2 x 23.9 cm.
with an old inventory number '30' and three remnants of red wax seals on the reverse of the panel
Anonymous sale; Dorotheum, Vienna, 19 September 1978, lot 58.
Anonymous sale; Lempertz, Cologne, 17 November 2007, lot 1195, where acquired by the present owner.
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The Leiden born artist Adriaen de Grijef was the grandson of Jan van Goyen. He was an apprentice of his father, the still lifes painter Jacques de Claeuw. By the age of thirty De Grijef moved to Ghent where he where he was admitted to the guild in 1687. Two years later he married Anna Francisca Marais in Antwerp. He spent several years in his native town Leiden in 1690s before moving back to Flanders, where he became a member of the Antwerp guild in 1700. De Grijef passed away in Brussels after a highly productive career as a celebrated painter of animal and hunting pictures.

The present composition is comparable to the small panel sold with Hampel, 25 September 2014, lot 689.

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