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Hares and Pheasant at a Fountain with a Dog
  • Jan Weenix (1642 - 1719)
  • Hares and Pheasant at a Fountain with a Dog
  • Netherlands
  • 1699
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 157 x 209.5 cm
    Object size: 202 x 247 x 13 cm
  • Signature: 'J Weenix f / 1699.'
  • P87
  • Great Gallery
Further Reading
  • This picture, which shows the spoils of the chase with a view of a hunt in
    the background, was described by the art historian Dr Waagen, on his trip to
    Hertford (then Manchester) House in 1854, as ‘the finest specimen of the
    master I know. His usual high finish is here combined with admirable keeping.
    The dog is of peculiar animation’. Later he helped to choose the picture as one
    of the exhibits for the Manchester Art Treasures exhibition in 1857. It had
    belonged to Napoleon’s uncle, Cardinal Fesch. With typical capriciousness, the 4th Marquess of Hertford ignored it at the Fesch sale in 1845, only to acquire it later, at an unknown date.