Peasants by a Shelter: Coney Catchers
Paolo Monaldi (1720-1799)
Oil painting on canvas, Peasants by a Shelter: Coney Catchers by Paolo Monaldi (1720 -1799), circa 1750 -1799. A woman seated at the right, a boy on the left with a basket, and a peasant carrying a dead rabbit standing in front of a shelter in the centre.
Probably acquired by Henry Hoare II (1705-85).Given to the National Trust along with the house, its grounds, and the rest of contents by Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare, 6th Bt (1865 – 1947) in 1946.
Stourhead, The Hoare Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Verso: Inscription in pencil on back of stretcher: Top Picture Right Handside / of Door into Lobby Verso: Cipher on back of canvas Verso: T.R.D. :on stretcher in black wash
Makers and roles
Paolo Monaldi (1720-1799), artist previously catalogued as attributed to Andrea Locatelli (Rome 1695 – Rome 1741?)