A Deerhound with Dead Game and Implements of the Chase

On the ground lie a stag and a heron. Two hares, a gun and a horn are hung from the tree on the left. On the right a boy blows a hunting horn, and in the landscape beyond him a stag hunt is in progress.

This painting may have been commissioned by the Elector Palatine for his hunting lodge at Schloss Bensberg. Weenix was his court painter in 1708.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1642 - 1719
Full title
A Deerhound with Dead Game and Implements of the Chase
Date made
1708
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
173.5 x 157 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lord Colborne, 1854
Inventory number
NG238
Location in Gallery