Originally from Wiltshire, the artist worked for most of his life in London.
This still life is typical of the small, gem-like larder and game pieces he normally produced. It suggests an influence of seventeenth-century Netherlandish paintings. This is unsurprising as Blake was employed by dealers to copy old Dutch pictures, some of which were not sold under his own name.
Where to see this painting?
Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum
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