Still Life with Rabbit

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Johannes Amandus Wink
Born Germany, 1748-1817

Still Life with Rabbit
Oil

George Duncan Bequest, 1878
Museum number 7-1912

Wink was well known for his paintings which were inspired by seventeenth century Dutch and Flemish still life. This carefully arranged composition contrasts the living rabbit and its glossy fur coat with a variety of luscious vegetables. The butterflies provide movement but also hint at decay and the fleeting nature of life itself.

George Duncan, MP for Dundee from 1841-1857, built up a large collection of European paintings. On his death he bequeathed many of these works thus establishing the City's permanent art collection.

Still Life with Rabbit
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