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Title Wooded Landscape with a Stag Hunt
Collection Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon
Artist Attributed to Rombouts, Salomon (Dutch painter, ca.1652-ca.1702)
Previously attributed to Ruysdael, Salomon van (Dutch painter, born ca. 1602, died 1670)
Date Earliest about 1675
Date Latest about 1700
Signed yes
Description A wooded landscape with stag hunt. There are several trees on the left side and one high tree on the right side. In between on a path, there are two huntsmen on horses with two dogs running beside them. In the background there is another huntsman on a horse as well as other men without horses and a few more dogs between the trees.
Current Accession Number STRST:SBT1993-31/87
Former Accession Number STRST:Picture No. 206; SBT 87
Inscription back (?) 'SR' (in monogram)
Subject landscape; everyday life (stag hunt)
Measurements 53 x 45 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mrs Beisly 1896
Provenance Edward Foster (Auction House), London, 22 December 1831, lot 70 as 'Rombouts and Lingelbach, A Forest Scene Enriched by a Hunting Party, just imported from Paris', bought by Barnwell, £4 4s (?).
Notes On four horizontal oak panels. Painter of genre, peopled landscapes, landscapes, marines. A disciple of Ruysdael in Haarlem where he worked from 1652. A painting entitled Chasseurs à la lissière d'un bois was sold in London, 17 December 1910 but if this painting was bequeathed to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in 1896, it cannot be the same work. Sotheby's made this attribution in 1972. Axel Ruger of the National Gallery thinks that this may be a genuine Rombouts. The shimmering, metallic quality of the trees seems to be typical of works by Rombouts.
Rights Owner Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Author Dr Patricia Smyth
 

 

 

 

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