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Tobias Stranover

A muscovy duck, a red ibis and other fowl in a landscape

Property from an Important Private Collection

Tobias Stranover

Tobias Stranover

A muscovy duck, a red ibis and other fowl in a landscape

A muscovy duck, a red ibis and other fowl in a landscape

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Property from an Important Private Collection

Tobias Stranover

Hermannstadt 1684 - after 1724 London

A muscovy duck, a red ibis and other fowl in a landscape


oil on canvas

The canvas has an old glue relining and remains planar and stable under an even, though dulled varnish. The paint layer is well-preserved. There is a horizontal scratch to the surface running along the lower left, about three inches above the edge, which appears to only be in the varnish layer but is visible to the naked eye. Under ultraviolet light one can see a handful of old restorations, including a horizontal line lower right running through the bird's leg, and some more concentrated areas in the white bird at left. These are not visible to the naked eye. The composition remains colorful and decorative and could be hung as is, or given a fresh varnish. Offered in a carved giltwood frame.


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Anonymous sale ("The Property of a Nobleman"), London, Sotheby's, 13 December 2001, lot 62;
There acquired. 
Born in Transylvania and of German descent, Tobias Stranover traveled between Germany, the Netherlands, and England, where he eventually settled and became one of the leading emigré decorative painters.  He drew inspiration from Melchior d'Hondecoeter and in London he was a pupil of Jakob Bogdány, whose daughter Elisabeth he married.