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Tobias Stranover's Peacock, Hen and Cock Pheasant in a Landscape is a figurative reproduction of a small animal menagerie set within what is most likely the English countryside. Painted in the early to mid eighteenth century, Stranover's decorative canvas conjures the exotic charm of rare birds and transports the viewer to the early world of the British imperial expansion. Inviting whoever passes his paintings to share in the tastes and manners of his contemporary age of refinement, the artist came to England from a part of Hungary which is now part of Romania. Forging himself a unique niche as a painter of decorative scenes, Stranover settled in London and married the daughter of the well-known painter of exotic birds and still life, Jakob Bogdani. Collaborating with his father-in-law, himself a Hungarian emigre, Stranover fine-tuned his style depicting the exotic species that were being imported to European households from the distant realms of burgeoning empires. Fast becoming symbols of status, conquest, and wealth, figurative reproductions of these animals were in high demand.
The central object of Stranover's Peacock, Hen and Cock Pheasant in a Landscape is the peacock which the artist appears to naturalize through its placement beside birds more commonly found on the British isle. Native to India, the peacock was first imported to the west by the Romans, and were kept as ornamental objects in menageries and country estates. From medieval times the peacock was so engrained in popular consciousness that the creature began taking on cultural associations and became the subject of popular phrases. Yet, with a step-up in operations in India by the resident East India Company, the peacock began to appear in England in greater numbers, and becoming a harbinger of the dark days of empire. Stranover's Peacock, Hen and Cock Pheasant in a Landscape is a figurative reproduction of the bird when it's association were purely of wealth, distant exoticism, and courtly love.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Peacock, Hen and Cock Pheasant in a Landscape, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Peacock, Hen and Cock Pheasant in a Landscape that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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