Oudry’s Painted Menagerie is an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum showcasing paintings by Jean-Baptiste Oudry, an influential court painter of animals and landscapes in the late 18th century.
Oudry’s animals, hunt scenes, and landscapes brought him to the attention and admiration of Louis XV. Most of the animal portraits on display feature specimens from the King’s menagerie at Versailles. One of the best known works is a life-sized painting of Clara, the rhinoceros who toured Europe in the mid-1700s.
Visit this link to view some of the paintings online, and to play Menagerie Switch, a test of your powers of observation.