Depicts woman seated at table, plucking feathers from a swan laying across her lap.
The Cook by Bernardo Strozzi, c. 16201625
© Scottish National Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 174.6 x 160 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £75,000 ( Total: £465,000)
- Acquired in:
- Hall & Knight Ltd, USA
Other game hangs from the ceiling and lies next to her on the floor. The only known variant of one of the seminal genre pictures of the seventeenth century, Strozzi's 'Cuoca' (Cook) in the collection of the Palazzo Rosso, Genoa.
Lelio Orsi, Palma, 1690 (?); Simone Boscoli (?); Christie's New York 1993; private collection, USA; Hall & Knight Ltd, USA.