Jakub Bogdan - Cat between Cockrels - fine art print
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Supplemental information by the museum (© Copyright - Slovak National Gallery - Slovak National Gallery)
A cat amongst cockerels is a very Baroque dramatization of a poultry yard scene, whose popularity spread throughout Europe after the emancipation of genre scenes in Dutch 17th century art and its followers. The lively painting, full of realistic details, has as its emphasised centre a little chick’s struggle for its life, cleverly set into the Golden Section. The legible signature J. Bogdani on the bottom left of the canvas points to the painter Jakub Bogdan, a native of Prešov. We know almost nothing of his early years spent in today’s northern Slovakia.According to a biography written by his contemporary G. Vertu he belonged to the local Protestant lower nobility, which seems to have been a significant factor in his leaving Upper Hungary during the 1670s, a time of triumphant Counter-Reformation. From 1684 Bogdan, well-known as a painter of bouquets, could be found in the Dutch centre of Amsterdam. His later departure for England was linked to the coronation of the Statdholder William of Orange, for whom he worked, as King of England. In June 1688 he definitely settled in Tower Street, St. Giles in the Field in London, and within five years he married Elizabeth Henning, the daughter of a royal tenant. Bogdan’s lifetime opportunity, arising out of the work of Dutch and English still-life painters, was his participation in decorating the Wren-rebuilt royal seat of Hampton Court in Middlesex in 1691-1694. The painting presented here belonged to an extensive group of post-1703 works depicting birds, and together with a pendant capturing a cockerel fight was made for Admiral George Churchill, one of Bogdan’s patrons. The painter’s inspiration may have been the Admiral’s famous aviary built in the park at Windsor.Text:Katarína ChmelinováLiterature:111 diel zo zbierok 111 diel zo zbierok = works of art from the collection. Slovenská národná galéria. Bratislava : SNG, Vyd. Slovart, 2008. ISBN 9788080856014, 108-109.
Details about the original artpiece
|Name of the painting:||"Cat between Cockrels"|
|Artwork original medium:||oil on canvas|
|Size of the original work of art:||height 103,5 cm - width 126,0 cm|
|Museum / location:||Slovak National Gallery|
|Location of museum:||Bratislava, Bratislava Region, Slovakia|
|License type of artwork:||public domain|
|Courtesy of:||Slovak National Gallery|
Artist overview table
|Name of the artist:||Jakub Bogdan|
|Professions of the artist:||painter|
About the item
|Article classification:||fine art print|
|Reproduction:||reproduction in digital format|
|Manufacturing process:||UV direct print (digital printing)|
|Origin of the product:||German-made|
|Type of stock:||on demand|
|Intended product use:||art print gallery, wall art|
|Side ratio:||1.2 : 1|
|Side ratio interpretation:||the length is 20% longer than the width|
|Available reproduction fabrics:||acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond)|
|Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) size variants:||60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"|
|Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes:||60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"|
|Poster print (canvas paper):||60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"|
|Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) variants:||60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"|
|Framing of the art reproduction:||no frame|
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- Aluminium dibond (metal print): An Aluminium Dibond print is a material with an outstanding depth effect. For our Direct Aluminium Dibond option, we print your favorite artpiece onto the surface of the white-primed aluminum.
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- Canvas: A canvas direct print is a printed canvas mounted on a wooden frame. A canvas print has the advantage of being low in weight, which means that it is easy to hang your Canvas print without extra wall-mounts. Canvas prints are suited for all types of walls.
The art product
This artwork was made by the painter Jakub Bogdan. The artwork measures the size: height 103,5 cm - width 126,0 cm and was manufactured with oil on canvas. Furthermore, the artwork forms part of the digital art collection of Slovak National Gallery. With courtesy of - Slovak National Gallery (public domain).Creditline of the artwork: . Besides, the alignment is landscape and has a side ratio of 1.2 : 1, meaning that the length is 20% longer than the width.
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