CIRCLE OF JAN WILDENS | Landscape with hunters
The Property of a Gentleman
CIRCLE OF JAN WILDENS
LANDSCAPE WITH HUNTERS
oil on canvas
unframed: 90.2 x 131.1 cm.; 35½ x 51⅝ in.
framed: 107 x 147.5 cm.; 42 1/8 x 58 1/8 in.
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The old relining is stable and strong. The painted surface, which sits under a thick and uneven layer of old partly discoloured varnish, appears to be in a good state of preservation. To the naked eye there are widely scattered small spots of old retouchings which have discoloured, but under ultra-violet light there is very little evidence of retouching, except in the shadows cast by the legs of the nearest horse, and in the outlining of the two dogs (this appears to have been done on top of the old varnish). Could hang as is in its simple giltwood frame, or be given a light clean to brighten the colours.
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Mr. W. Drummond (according to an inscription on the reverse of the canvas).
We are grateful to Professor Jan de Maere for suggesting an attribution to the young Pieter Meulener (Antwerp 1602-54).