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Fox-Hunt

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 157 x 220 cm
  • Inv. 1902-B

Public Domain

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Admired in Holland thanks to the work of Roelant Savery and others, hunting scenes were also very popular in 17th century Flanders. Specialist animal painters included Paul de Vos, Pieter Boel, Jan Fijt and Frans Snijders. Swirling and dynamic action scenes, in which animals fought one other, superseded the courtly hunting scenes of the past. Oddly, human hunters are rarely seen. These painters also paid less attention to the surrounding landscape; the emphasis was always placed on the fight itself. To create these compositions, the artists made studies of every individual element, which they wove together in the studio.

Artist

Paul de Vos RKD Wikidata
Hulst 1595 - Antwerp 1678
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Title Fox-Hunt
Period 17th century
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1902-B
Acquisition credit purchase
veiling
Antwerp
1902-05-12
Current whereabouts Work on display
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IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/327/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 25H landscapes Iconclass
300263554 animal paintings AAT
Keywords Iconclass 25F23(FOX) beasts of prey, predatory animals: fox Iconclass
25G31 shrubs Iconclass
25G4(GRASS) plants and herbs (GRASS) Iconclass
25H landscapes Iconclass
25H1 landscapes in the temperate zone Iconclass
25H153 bush, shrubs ~ forest Iconclass
25H19 swamps and polders Iconclass
34B11 dog Iconclass
43C11 hunting, chase Iconclass
43C111 game, hunted animals Iconclass
43C1112 hunt ~ mammals Iconclass
43C11123 hunt ~ predatory animals (fox, lion) Iconclass
43C111231 fox hunting Iconclass
43C1147 hunting dogs Iconclass
43C39612 fight between animals, e.g. a lion and a bear Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
Museum van Schoone Kunsten : Catalogus ; Oude Meesters, Schilderstukken, teekeningen, plaatsneden (met geschiedkundig overzicht) / Maurice Dupuis, Georges Charles Nicolas Marie Hulin de Loo, Fritz Van Loo. - Gent : Drukkerij F. De Vos, 1938 ; Gent : Stad Gent, 1938 (p. 138)
Guide du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand, Orné de 52 reproductions de tableaux : Extrait du guide illustré de Gand / Jos. Casier. - Gand : Anc. Maison d'édition Vanderpoorten, 1949 (p. 23)
Paul de Vos / A. Lohaus-De Decker. - [s.l.] : [s.n.], [s.a.] (p. 340, nr. 744)
In het spoor van Rubens (tentoonstelling Sint-Niklaas, Zwijgershoek, 20.09.2009 - 31.01.2010) / Annemie De Gendt, Christopher Brown, Jan De Maere, Joost Vander Auwera, Hans J. Van Miegroet. - Sint-Niklaas : Stadsbestuur Sint-Niklaas, 2009
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (dl. I, p. 165 (ill.))
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : De collectie (tentoonstelling vanaf 21 maart 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2021
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand : La Collection (exposition dès le 21 mars 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gand : Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand, 2021
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