A Hawking Party setting out

Philips Wouwerman (Haarlem 1619 - Haarlem 1688)
National Trust Inventory Number 1535104

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1660
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 559 x 660 mm (22 x 26 in)
Place of origin Haarlem
Collection Ascott Estate, Buckinghamshire
On show at Ascott Estate, Buckinghamshire, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, A Hawking Party setting out by Philips Wouverman (Haarlem 1619 - Haarlem 1668), signed, lower right: Philips (in monogram) W, circa 1660. Outside a chateau, on the right in the centre a gentleman is being helped to mount a grey horse; near him are a lady and a gentleman on horseback, both with hawks or falcons on their arms, while in front a boy runs in front holding two greyhounds on a leash; behind is a groom watering two horses at a stream.


Duchess of Berry (Berri) sale, Paris, 4 April 1837, lot 53; Baron de Rothschild by 1842; Anthony de Rothschild (1887- 1961), by whom kept at Ascott, and given with the house and grounds to the National Trust in 1949

Credit line

Ascott, The Anthony de Rothschild Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

Philips Wouwerman (Haarlem 1619 - Haarlem 1688), artist


Smith 1829 - 42 J.Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters, London, 1829 -1842 9 vols., Vol. I, no. 478
Smith 1842 John Smith, Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné, 1842, no. 233
Waagen 1854 Gustav Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, 3 vols. (translated by Lady Eastlake), London, 1854, Vol. II, p. 130
Blanc 1857 & 1861 Charles Blanc, Le trésors de la curiosité, Paris, 1857 & 1861, vol. II, no. 425
Hofstede de Groot 1908-27 C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century..., 1908-27, 8 vols., Vol II, no. 572
Ascott, Buckinghamshire, Scala, 2008 by John Martin Robinson and others [pictures entries by Karin Wolfe on basis of Gore entries, 1963 with contributions from Alastair Laing] , no. 27

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