A Forest at Dawn with a Deer Hunt

Peter Paul Rubens Flemish

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Rubens painted about three dozen landscapes during his busy career, mostly for his own pleasure. The late ones, like this superb example, transform earlier Flemish models through fresh studies of nature and vigorous brushwork. Here, a hunter and his hounds chase deer through the forest at daybreak, a typical aristocratic pastime of the kind Rubens enjoyed at his own manor house, Het Steen.

A Forest at Dawn with a Deer Hunt, Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, Siegen 1577–1640 Antwerp), Oil on wood

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