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Johan le Ducq
SPORTSMEN RESTING WITH THEIR HOUNDS IN A ROCKY LANDSCAPE
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
10
Johan le Ducq
SPORTSMEN RESTING WITH THEIR HOUNDS IN A ROCKY LANDSCAPE
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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Johan le Ducq
THE HAGUE 1629/1630 - 1676
SPORTSMEN RESTING WITH THEIR HOUNDS IN A ROCKY LANDSCAPE

Provenance

Sir Frederick Adair, 1st Baronet Roe (1789-1866);
his posthumous sale, London, Christie's, 25 May 1867, lot 16 (as Weenix), for 17 Guineas to Smith;
Oswald Augustus Smith (1826-1902);
thence by descent

Literature

Inventory of the Property of Guy O. Smith at Shottesbrooke Park, 1928, vol. II ('The Principal Pictures / Mr Smith's Sitting Room / Sportsman and Dogs 44 x 34 By Weenix').

Catalogue Note

Several of the dogs in this painting reappear in works by Johan le Ducq, a painter and soldier from The Hague. A drawing in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, shows the dog lying on its back, turning its head to look back to the hunters here;1 and the white dog in front of this, its head to its leg, is found in a painting now attributed to Le Ducq, sold Christie's, New York, 15 April 2008, lot 334. The dogs drinking at the pool in the present painting also find analogies in the signed and dated painting of 1656 by Le Ducq in the Muzeum Narodowe w Gdańsku, Gdansk.2

We are grateful to Dr. Fred G. Meijer for proposing the attribution to Le Ducq following first-hand inspection of the painting.

1 Inv. no. RP-T-1883-A-258.
2 Inv. no. MI433.

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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