The Boar Hunt
On View: Beaux-Arts Court, South, 3rd Floor
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.
Oil on cradled panel
8 1/4 x 15 1/4 in., 90 lb. (21 x 38.7 cm, 40.82kg)
frame: 13 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. (34.3 x 55.2 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mrs. Watson B. Dickerman
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Hans Wertinger (German, 1465/70-1533). The Boar Hunt, ca. 1525-1530. Oil on cradled panel, 8 1/4 x 15 1/4 in., 90 lb. (21 x 38.7 cm, 40.82kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Watson B. Dickerman, 49.230
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