The Return from the Hunt

This and its companion, 'The Boar Hunt', are not allegories of Europe and Asia respectively, as was once thought, but are a pair of gallant hunting scenes.

Their magnificent frames decorated with carved animal heads are of the period 1710-30.

Key facts

Artist dates
1646 - 1704
Full title
The Return from the Hunt
Date made
about 1700
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
109 x 104 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1982
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Hunting Scenes

Joseph Parrocel
about 1700
Joseph Parrocel: 'The Boar Hunt'