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  • Fox Hunt

    Artist:
    Fyt (Fijt), Jan. 1611-1661
    Technique:
    gouache over sketch in black chalk on yellowish-grey paper
    Dimensions:
    51x51,8 cm

Fyt (Fijt), Jan. 1611-1661

Fox Hunt

Flanders, Mid-17th century

Of all the surviving drawings by Jan Fyt, master of Flemish Baroque still life and animal scenes, this sheet is notable for its large dimensions, its richness of colour and careful execution. Over the image is a network of white chalk lines, which is how drawings were marked up to be transferred to a large-scale work, a painting perhaps or a cartoon for a tapestry. The drawing in question was most probably intended for a cartoon. Being of the same size as the future tapestry, it would usually have been produced by the artist's assistants, which meant that in the initial composition he had to pay much greater attention to details and finish than would otherwise have been required. Five studies from nature of dogs and foxes, produced by Fyt for this scene, are also in the Hermitage, and two are in Antwerp.

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Fox Hunt

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gouache over sketch in black chalk on yellowish-grey paper

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51x51,8 cm

Inventory Number:

ОР-3083

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