Copy after Rubens's "Wolf and Fox Hunt"

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 808

In or about 1825, while preparing to undertake his first major oil, The Hunting of Chevy Chase (City Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England), the young Landseer made a pilgrimage to the country home of Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton, to sketch the monumental seventeenth-century Flemish painting Wolf and Fox Hunt, by Peter Paul Rubens (now in The Met’s collection). Landseer found inspiration in the picture’s subject, bravura brushwork, and sparkling light effects. Hunting scenes never went out of fashion in the country houses of Britain, and Landseer quickly became the acknowledged modern master of the genre.

Copy after Rubens's "Wolf and Fox Hunt", Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (British, London 1802–1873 London), Oil on wood

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