Follower of Gerard Dou
(Possibly French or English, 19th century)
A Maid Holding up a Dead Rooster in a Window
Oil on canvas on panel, 26 x 21.3 cm
– Private collection Mrs. Chinn, Saint Leonards-on-Sea (by 1935; Christie’s stock number 663 GD in verso, according to Christie’s records not auctioned)
– Sale Phillips, London, 20 April 2000, lot 44, as manner of G. Metsu (not ill.)
– Bought at the above by the present owner
Inspired by the painting Femme Tenant un Coq Mort by Gerard Dou, dated 1650, which is part of the collection of the Louvre Museum in Paris (inv. no. 1218).