1105 x 1365 x 130mm
Oil on canvas
This is a typical example of Wyck's work in that it is a wide set dramatic hill landscape depicting an exhilarating action scene complete with red coated hunters, spirited horses and faithful dogs . Although he spent the latter half of his life travelling to paint around Great Britain, Wyck was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands, and has been described as forming part of the baroque Dutch movement. He became well know for his battle scenes, hunting scenes, portraits of military officers and Marine scenes. He was recorded as being part of some of the military expeditions of King William III, and was popular amongst wealthy country men for his ability to draw their dogs and horses from life. He was also an accomplish draughtsman and teacher of English painters, one of which was one of the first important English painters of hunting scenes, John Wootton.
On long term loan to the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Oldfield family Collection, 1920.