Philips Wouwerman

1619 - Haarlem - 1668

A Stag Hunt

Signed with initials, lower left: PHW
Oil on panel, 19⅛ x 30⅞ ins. (48.5 x 78.5 cm)



Jacques Meijers; Sale, Rotterdam, 9 September 1722, lot 100
Monsieur De Pile [Roger de Piles?], Paris; (probably)
His deceased sale, Ford, London, 29-30 April 1742, lot 81 (70 gns. to the Prince of Wales)
Acquired in 1742 by [Jacques?] Rigaud for 1,500 livres on behalf of the following,
Augustus III, King of Poland and Elector of Saxony (1696-1763), Dresden
Royal Picture Gallery, Dresden, and by whom sold to the following in 1927,
With Galerie van Diemen, Berlin, where presumably acquired by the great-grandfather of the previous owner.
Private collection, Europe, until 2021.


G. Hoet, Catalogus of naamlyst van schilderyen, met derzelver pryzen…, 3 vols., The Hague, 1752, vol. I, p. 267. P. Guarienti, Manuscript Inventory of the electoral collections, Dresden, before 1753, inv. no. 1534.
J.A. Riedel and C.F. Wenzel, Catalogue des Tableaux de la Galerie Electorale à Dresde, Dresden, 1765, p. 46, no. 244.
J.A. Riedel and C.F. Wenzel, Verzeichnis der Gemälde in der Churfürstl. Gallerie in Dresden, Leipzig, 1771, p. 47, no. 244.
J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters, I,London, 1829, pp. 201-202, no. 3, erroneously said to be on canvas and with measurements as 29 x 45 ins.
F. Matthäi, Verzeichnis der Königlich Sächsischen Gemälde-Galerie zu Dresden, Dresden, 1835, p. 239, no. 1210.
Catalogue des Tableaux de la Galerie Royale de Dresde, Dresden, 1846, p. 188, no. 1680.
J. Hübner, Catalogue de la Galerie Royale de Dresde, Dresden, 1856, p. 266, no. 1305; 1862, p. 311, no. 1332; 1872, p. 260, no. 1261; 1880, p. 294, no. 1437.
K. Woermann, Katalog der Königlichen Gemäldegalerie zu Dresden, Dresden, 1887, p. 155, no. 1414; 1892, p. 154, no. 1414; 1902, p. 457, no. 1414; 1905, p. 454, no. 1414.
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the works of the most eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, II,London, 1909, p. 445, no. 619.
H. Posse and K. Woermann, Catalogue of the pictures in the Royal Gallery at Dresden, Dresden, 1912, p. 156, no. 1414.
H. Posse, Katalog der Staatlichen Gemäldegalerie zu Dresden, Dresden, 1920p. 153, no. 1414.
Katalog der Staatlichen Gemäldegalerie zu Dresden, Dresden, 1927, p. 152, no. 1414.
U. Thieme and F. Becker, eds., Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, XXXVI, Leipzig, 1947, p. 266.
F. Simpson, ‘Dutch Paintings in England before 1760’, The Burlington Magazine, XCV, 1953, p. 42.
B. Schumacher, Philips Wouwerman (1619-1668): The Horse Painter of the Golden Age, Doornspijk, 2006, I, pp. 233-234, no. A160; II, plate 151.
(Probably) F. Vivian, A Life of Frederick, Prince of Wales, 1707-1751: A Connoisseur of the Arts, Lewiston, 2006, p. 296.


Jacques Philippe Le Bas (1707-1783), LA CHASSE Á L’ITALIENNE, 1739 in the Cabinet Du Piles.
J. Rigaud (1680-1754)