Oil painting on canvas, A Landscape with Horsemen (including a Falconer) by Jan Wyck (Haarlem 1645 – Mortlake 1700) signed: J Wyck (twice), circa 1690. The view is of an evening landscape with a pink cloudy sky. In the foreground on the left a groom is seated on a white horse and is leading a riderless dark horse across a brook with a dog running alongside. Behind are bathers and fishermen. On the right a gentleman is watering his horse in the brook and falconers are out behind, on a rise. Next to them are two large trees, one dead and one alive, on which a little boy climbs.
Bequeathed to the National Trust, along with the house, furniture and other contents collected by Sir Walter Jenner, 2nd Bt (1860 - 1948), in 1949.
Lytes Cary Manor, The Jenner Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Recto: J Wyck (signed, twice)
(twice): b.l. [large - & later?] & lower r. J. Wyck
Makers and roles
Jan Wyck (Haarlem 1645 – Mortlake 1700), artist