Stag Hunting in Galtres Forest
manner of Jan Wyck (Haarlem 1645 – Mortlake 1700)
This painting is one of only twelve which survive from the original decoration of the house, it was made in this unusual shape to fit on the panel over the Saloon door.
Oil painting on canvas, Stag Hunting in Galtres Forest, in the manner of Jan Wyck (Haarlem 1645 – Mortlake 1700), circa 1710. One of a pair. Surviving from the Bourchier collection. The two paintings of Stag Hunting in Galtres Forest were made for these specific locations. They refer to the Bourchiers' ancient role as Rangers of this local Royal Forest and their right to hunt deer.
Bourchier collection; House sale, Curtis and Hewson, June 1958. lot no. 116; accepted in lieu of tax by HM Treasury, from the estate of Lady Chesterfield (1878 -1957), and transferred to the National Trust in 1958
Makers and roles
manner of Jan Wyck (Haarlem 1645 – Mortlake 1700), artist previously catalogued as attributed to Adriaen van Diest (c.1656 - 1704), artist