THE COLLECTION
Hares and Pheasant at a Fountain with a Dog
  • Jan Weenix (1642 - 1719)
  • Hares and Pheasant at a Fountain with a Dog
  • Netherlands
  • Date: 1699
  • Object Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 157 x 209.5 cm
  • Object size: 202 x 247 x 13 cm
  • Inv: P87
  • Location: Great Gallery
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  • 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.