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Paul de Vos
Hulst 1591/2 or 1595 - 1678 Antwerp
HULST 1591/2 OR 1595 - 1678 ANTWERP
A STAG HUNT
indistinctly signed lower right D... Vos
oil on canvas
48 by 74 1/2 in.; 121.8 by 189.6 cm.
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Provenance

Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, second Duke of Westminster (1879-1953), Eaton Hall, Cheshire;
His deceased sale, London, Sotheby's, June 24, 1959, lot 16 (as Frans Snyders), where purchased by Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd, London, for $2,381.53;
With Thomas Agnew and Sons. Ltd., London, until sold in the same year to J. Paul Getty;
J. Paul Getty, Malibu, California; Sutton Place, Surrey, and donated by his estate in 1978 to the J. Paul Getty Museum, no. 78.PA.206.

Literature

"Advertisment for Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd.", in Country Life, December 5, 1959, p. 23 (as Frans Snyders);
D. Jaffé, Summary Catalogue of European Paintings in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 1997, p. 132, reproduced (as Paul de Vos).

Catalogue Note

The vast majority of De Vos' works have spent most or part of their life attributed to Frans Snyders, his brother-in-law, and this painting is no exception. Not until after the Westminster sale in 1959 (see Provenance) was the present lot re-attributed to De Vos.

The young stag and foremost dog recur in exactly the same form in a work that sold London, Sotheby's, April 27, 2006, lot 71 (as Circle of Paul de Vos).

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