A bear is attacked by some dogs. Such hunting scenes were frequently produced. Generally such works were intended to show the client’s status. Hunting was reserved for the nobility and whoever hunted was naturally a member of the aristocracy. If somebody who was not of the nobility hunted, he was a poacher. Commoners also often purchased this type of painting to try to create the impression that they enjoyed an aristocratic life style. The work has a boar hunt as a pendant. Both paintings which Hondius produced in 1672 in London are in the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
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|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 66.5 cm
Height 57 cm
|Accession number||1329 (OK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1865|
|Age artist||About 47 years old|
Vierendertig honden voor meneer en mevrouw Okkens (2012)
Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
|Place of manufacture||London > England > Great Britian > United Kingdom > Northern Europe > Europe|
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