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The Boar Hunt

Hans Wertinger

European Art

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Hans Wertinger was among a group of northern European Renaissance artists who painted landscapes for the backdrops of religious and secular compositions. These painters developed a common interest in the landscape of the Danube River Valley, in present-day Germany, as a genre in its own right, and peopled their landscapes with biblical and contemporary figures.

Here, Wertinger depicts a contemporary boar hunt. The mounted hunter on the right wears a plumed hat and a doublet with slashed sleeves, the height of fashion in northern princely courts at the time.
MEDIUM Oil on cradled panel
  • Place Made: Germany
  • DATES ca. 1525–1530
    DIMENSIONS 8 1/4 × 15 1/4 in., 90 lb. (21 × 38.7 cm, 40.82kg) frame: 13 3/4 × 20 3/4 × 1 3/4 in. (34.9 × 52.7 × 4.4 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Watson B. Dickerman
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Hans Wertinger (German, 1465/70–1533). The Boar Hunt, ca. 1525–1530. Oil on cradled panel, 8 1/4 × 15 1/4 in., 90 lb. (21 × 38.7 cm, 40.82kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Watson B. Dickerman, 49.230 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.230.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 49.230.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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