Bird Concert - Joannes Fijt

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Bird Concert

Joannes Fijt
Material : 
oil on canvas
186.0 cm x 135.0 cm
Inventory number: 
Museum Rockoxhuis
17th century

Fijt is a pupil of Snijders and a highly renowned painter of animals. Bird concerts were a popular theme in the 17th Century, and often they were ironic allusions. All birds that are depicted on the painting, do not have the characteristic of being able to sing: a chicken, a parrot, a blue heron, a rooster, a dove and a peacock. The jay is, however, indeed a songbird, but he looks at an illegible score. Probably they are the subjects of a parody.