This landscape, which was once falsely signed as the work of Paulus Potter, was probably painted in the later 1640s. There is no reason to doubt the damaged signature, and the picture compares well with other signed works by Lagoor, who was a close follower of Jacob van Ruisdael.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1645 - 1659
Full title
A Woody Landscape with a Stag Hunt
Date made
probably 1645-50
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
112 x 148.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
NG1008
Location in Gallery