Roelandt Savery (1576-1639)The Dodo, undated
Oil on canvas, 96 x 116 cm.
Roelandt Savery is known to have completed a number of paintings of the Dodo during the seventeenth century. His paintings provide a wonderful record of this fascinating bird, which humans drove to extinction. In this painting the Dodo is clearly the main subject of the artwork and is surrounded by other exotic creatures.