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Head of a Hound

Pieter Boel was a Flemish artist with a special interest in hunting scenes and game pieces. He moved to Paris after 1668, where he designed many pieces for the Gobelins tapestry factory - the Louvre contains dozens of his vivid animal sketches. This study of the head of a hound (probably a study used by Boel for his Boar Hunt at the Schloss in Mosigkau) has always startled with its realism and textural brilliance.

Not currently on display

Artist
Pieter Boel
Date
c.1660-5
Dimensions
27.8 x 35.2 cm
Materials
Oil on canvas
Acquisition
Bequest of Lady Colin Campbell in memory of her father Edmond Maghlin Blood, 1912
Accession number
DPG594
Notes
Adopted by the Secret Garden, 2001