A wild boar 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 bear 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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|Title||Wild Boar Hunting|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 65.6 cm
Height 56.1 cm
|Accession number||1330 (OK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1865|
|Age artist||About 47 years old|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
|Place of manufacture||London > England > Great Britian > United Kingdom > Northern Europe > Europe|