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Follower of Philips Wouwerman
FALCON HUNTING
bears signature in monogram lower centre: 'PHS. W.'

oil on oak panel


Although the present painting does not appear to be a direct copy after a specific work by Wouwerman, it clearly draws inspiration from the hunting scenes which formed a staple throughout the artist's career, and were foremost among the works upon which his contemporary and later fame rested. Falcon hunting was a popular activity among all classes of the Dutch Republic, and pictures depicting this sport were especially popular with the art-collecting bourgeoisie, providing a release from the urban reality of daily life.


Unframed: 26.1 x 21.9 cm.; 10 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. Framed: 29.1 x 24.5 cm.; 11 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.
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Provenance

Count Guglielmo Lochis (1789–1859), Bergamo;
Borromeo collection, Milan.

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