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dutch & flemish masters


Hunting, Game & Painting in the Dutch Golden Age of Painting tells the story of how rich and poor hunted in the 17th-century Netherlands.

Hardly anything was known in the museum world about hunting practices in the 17th century. New light is shed on Old Master paintings portraying this subject: still lifes and landscapes, as well as portraits, genre and mythological paintings. Enjoy the beauty of colourful still lifes in which prize game is displayed surrounded by luscious ripe fruit. Shiny pelts and fabulous feathers are depicted in meticulously lifelike fashion by masters such as Jan Fijt, Melchior d’Hondecoeter, Abraham Hondius and Jan Weenix. All museum quality paintings are lent from private European collections and are never seen in public.