The Hunter's Larder by Benjamin Blake.
A larder scene with a good day's bag shown on a shelf in a pantry.
Painted in oil on canvas and within a period, perhaps original, gilt gesso frame.
English circa 1820.
Originally from Wiltshire, Blake (fl1790-1830) worked for most of his life in London, producing small, gem-like larder and game scenes.
This piece is typical of his work which owes much to seventeenth-century Dutch prototypes. It is interesting to learn that Blake was sometimes employed by dealers to copy old Dutch pictures, some of which were not sold under his own name.
o.s:14 in x 12.25 in