The Boar Hunt by Jan Fyt

Fyt was born in Antwerp, visiting Italy in his early twenties.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
207 x 305 cm
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Earl of Halifax

He specialised in still life and hunting scenes. Other versions of this particular composition are in the Alte Pinakotek, Munich, and in Geneva. This is a major work which has been at Temple Newsam since the 1760s. In 1854, Dr. Waagen characterised it as 'a spirited chef-d'oeuvre of this excellent master'. It hung on one of the long south walls and is documented there in old photographs.

Provenance

Collection of the Viscounts Irwin, Temple Newsam House historic collection.

Venue details

Temple Newsam House Temple Newsam Estate, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS15 0AE 0113 336 7461 www.leeds.gov.uk/templenewsamhouse

Entry details

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