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Stag Hunt detail 2

Stag Hunt detail 2
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Philips Wouwerman (1619-1668) Dutch artist was from Haarlem where he lived and worked most of his life. Though over 1000 paintings have been attributed to him, the true number is likely much less, many works of his brothers Jan and Pieter as well as imitators and followers being credited to Philips. His popularity continued into the 18th century. Large collections of his artwork are at the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden, Germany and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia.

His works include many landscapes, hunting scenes, battle, military camps, travelers, peasant activities, etc. The landscapes are decidedly un-Dutch with hills and other features not normally associated with the flat vistas of the Netherlands. He became well-know for his depiction of horses in action. The canvases seemed filled with interesting details and delicate, understated colors. Possibly his best works are from around 1650 to 1660, and this “Stag Hunt in a River” is probably in that time period (the museum placard states about 1650-2655). It is located at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

98 paintings with enlargement capabilities are visible at www.wouwerman.org/
40 are found at Wikimedia commons commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Philips_Wouwerman

Art Cyclopedia provides links to numerous museums displaying his works online
www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/wouwerman_philips.html

And, of course, a Google image search will leave one inundated with possibilities.

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