Jean Baptiste Oudry, (1686-1755) - 1763 Still-Life with Pheasant (Louvre, Paris)

Oudry is one of the most outstanding still-life painters of the 18th century. With Desportes he was the foremost exponent of hunting scenes and still-life with dead game. Some of his best work was done as a tapestry designer, and he was head of the Beauvais and Gobelins factories. He also did book illustrations, notably for  La Fontaine’s Fables (1755).