The Wallace Collection

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Hawk attacking A Wild Duck
  • Attributed to Jacques-Charles Oudry (1722 - 1778)
  • Hawk attacking A Wild Duck
  • c. 1737 - 1747
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 194.5 x 129 cm
    Frame size: 210 x 146 x 8 cm
  • Inscription: 'M'
  • P624
  • Billiard Room
Further Reading
  • A vertical varient of a horizontal composition by Oudry, prepared in 1737, the main version in Schwerin (Staatliches Museum Schwerin/Ludwigslust/Güstrow, inv. no. G219). Watercolours of the hawk and of the ducks are attributed to Jacques-Charles Oudry (Oudry Album; Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum). This picture is one of a so-called ‘set’ of three attributed to Oudry sold at the baron de Commailles sale in 1855. A further picture from the same group is in the Wallace Collection and is now attributed to Nicolas Desportes (P623). The painting has long been regarded as a work by Jean-Baptiste Oudry or his workshop, the attribution to his son was suggested by Pierre Jacky.