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Still Life of Hunting, Monsù Aurora (1610-1677?), attributed

Still Life of Hunting, Monsù Aurora (1610-1677?), attributed

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Still Life of Hunting, Monsù Aurora (1610-1675 or 1691), attributed.

Oil on canvas.

Dimensions: cm 78 x cm 60


If you are passionate about Baroque art this mid-XVII century still life will complete your collection: attributed to Joannes Hermans, known as Monsù Aurora, the Dutch painter who depicted dead birds with unique mastery and sensitivity.
The painting we propose depicts a group of pheasant and woodcock, freshly killed and arranged on a table. This is a typical scene from Monsù Aurora’s production, who specialized in the genre of hunting still life, highly appreciated by his Roman patrons, including noble and aristocratic families such as the Pamphilj, Corsini, Colonna, and Imperiali.
Monsù Aurora demonstrates great skill in rendering the details of feathers, the nuances of colors, the softness of flesh, and the rigidity of death. His style is influenced by Flemish masters such as Jan Fyt and Pieter Boel, but also by contact with Italian painting, particularly Caravaggio, from whom he adopts the dramatic use of chiaroscuro, creating strong contrasts between illuminated areas and those in shadow, imparting an intense and suggestive atmosphere to the scene.
The painting is in excellent condition and is framed in an antique “Roman” style frame with gold leaf gilding, enhancing its beauty and preciousness. The frame is likely adapted for this painting but does not alter its artistic value. It is a rare and valuable work that will enrich your collection and make you appreciate the talent and personality of one of the most original and innovative painters of the seventeenth century.

About  life of the artist:

Monsù Aurora is the pseudonym of Joannes Hermans, a Flemish painter born in Antwerp around 1630 and died in 1677. He was a pupil of Adriaen Willenhout and specialized in still lifes

He moved to Rome in 1658.

Monsù Aurora received several commissions from Prince Camillo Pamphilj, a passionate hunter and lover of hunting-themed works. The painter created for him a cycle of 38 paintings with hunting animals, alive or dead, in marshy landscapes.



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