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Drawing – Studies of deer with a city beyond

Maker / artist: Jan Brueghel the Elder

Date collected: 1830-1883 (circa)

Collector: Thomas Man Bridge

Material: paper

Period: 1568-1625

Accession number: F3644.7

Attributed to Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) Studies of Deer with a City beyond.Black lead, pen and brown ink on paper, 157 x 202 mm Folkestone Museum (Master Collection) F.3644.7. The artist has observed and sketched lots of different behaviours of deer. One has a mouthful of grass; several others are nibbling grass; one is licking its foot. Most are standing and three are lying down. By sketching this variety of positions, the artist had a wide range to choose from when he later came to make a painting in his studio. In the background of the drawing is a city.

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