Henry Frederick (1594–1612), Prince of Wales, with Sir John Harington (1592–1614), in the Hunting Field

Artist: Robert Peake the Elder (British, ca. 1551–1619 London)

Date: 1603

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 79 1/2 x 58 in. (201.9 x 147.3 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1944

Accession Number: 44.27


This royal hunting portrait was modeled after an earlier type established by Netherlandish and German artists. The young Prince Henry sheathes his sword while his companion, Sir John Harington, holds the deer's antlers. The light palette and rich decorative effect are hallmarks of Peake's style.