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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.

Currently on display

Artist
Pieter Boel
Date
c.1660-5
Location
Gallery 2 - East Wall
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