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Still Life with a Cat

Johannes Fyt

This painting has been in the Brera since 1813 together with its companion piece, Still life with a Crossbow, signed bottom left: “Jan Fyt”. The Flemish artist Jan Fyt was an oustanding painter of animals, his work much appreciated for its meticulous attention to detail. The still life genre also spawned a flourishing market in Italy and was one of the most popular genres with a broad variety of patrons.

Download hi-res image TITLE Still Life with a Cat
AUTHOR Johannes Fyt
DATE 1640 - 1655
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 106 x 145
INVENTORY 305
ROOM XXXIII
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