A Stag Hunt
Date Made/Found: 1639-1668
, Dutch, 1619 - 1668
Material and Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: Frame: 704 x 840 x 105mm
Image size: 415 x 554mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.5130
Philips Wouwermans painted a large number of hunting scenes throughout his career.
He specialised in small-scale landscapes which always included horses. This example
shows a stag on the left hand side of the canvas frantically trying to escape, pursued
by a hunter on horseback. The white horse became Wouwermans’ trademark. He was one of the most successful Dutch painters of horses.