Stag Hunt

Jan Wyck, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in Great Britain in circa 1670s-1700.
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About the Work
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.
Frame 1105 x 1365 x 130mm
oil on canvas
Painted hunting scene showing men on horseback hunting a stag with hounds, a large tree to the left. The painting's varnish has darkened considerably
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Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. On long term loan from the Oldfield Family Collection, 1929
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