Weenix, Jan (1644 Amsterdam 1719). (Bag of the Hunt.) Lying at front on the ground a swan, to the left hanging at a temple-like garden construction a red deer and a hare. Besides, partly hanging, partly lying, numerous further winged game, i. a. snipe, black cock, and thrush. Further bugle and game-bag, hood, gun, and yarns. The hunter himself sitting on the right on steps surrounded by three hounds, among them his quite personal one, that wonderful large with blaze, white breast and deep bushy lop-ears, reminding as well of the Large Münsterländer setter as the Suisse alpine hounds, as we find him e.g. on paintings in Leipsic (inv. no. 1617, Cat. of the Speck von Sternburg Collection, 1998, I/129 with ills.) or Petersburg (inv. no. 2785, Kusnezow, 1983, no. 274 with color plate), too, but also on a further one in Munich (inv. no. 246, Bernt, 1970, no. 1375 with ills.). In the far distance view on gardens and palace (Bensberg near Cologne as it presented itself once?). Lithograph printed with grey tone plate by Johann Woelfle (Endersbach, Wurttemberg, 1807 – Faurndau/Göppingen 1893) for Piloty & Loehle in Munich. C. 1851. 17½ × 19⅞ in (44.5 × 50.4 cm).

Cf. Nagler XI, Piloty, 312 ff., XXI, Weenix, 204 ff. + XXII, Wölfle, 24 ff. – Not in Schwerdt. – On mounted China. – The mounting card board slightly foxing on the back, only at the left side margin visible from the front. Otherwise impeccable.

Published within Piloty’s representation of the paintings in the Pinakothek at Munich, edited since 1834, since 1837 in connection with Loehle. The sujet here belonging to the cycle of paintings Weenix worked 1712-14 for Elector Johann Wilhelm of Palatinate for three halls of Bensberg Palace near Cologne, one of which dedicated to the hunt. Later the cycle was brought to Munich.

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