The Wallace Collection

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A Camp Scene
  • Philips Wouwermans (1619 - 1668)
  • A Camp Scene
  • Netherlands
  • probably 1650s
  • Painting
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Image size: 38.8 x 50.3 cm
  • Signature: 'PHILIPS [in monogram] W'
  • P193
  • East Galleries III
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Wouwermans trained first with his father and later with Frans Hals. He favoured images of pitched cavalry battles, bandits and hunting parties. Probably painted in the 1650s, the subject is typical of the picturesque encampment scenes which inspired Watteau and his followers in the eighteenth century. The picture was probably in France by 1735 when it was engraved by P.F. Beaumont under the title Reste d’armée décampée. It was later purchased by the 3rd Marquess of Hertford who also bought six pictures by Wouwermans for the Prince of Wales, later George IV.