pack of dogs at R chases down a large hare while two men with guns actively observe; a fence and trees near center separates L and R scene; at L, pack of dogs chases down stag, while hunter with gun at LLC watches; scattered trees and shrubbery

Stag and Hare Hunt, c. 1530-1562

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Stags were the quintessential quarry for German hunters during the Renaissance. Craftspeople would have used this hunting frieze—one of nearly 50 in Virgil Solis’s repertoire of patterns—to decorate items like game boards, powder flasks, parade shields, hunting horns, crossbow winders, and, of course, armor.

Exhibitions
Details
Title
Stag and Hare Hunt
Artist Life
1514–1562
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.93.44
Provenance
Antoine Vivenel (1799-1862), Lugt 190, Paris (sale Paris, July 1862). [Christopher Mendez, London; sold to Andrus]; John E. Andrus III, Wayzata, Minn.; by descent to his daughters, Elizabeth, Katie, and Julie; gave to MIA, 2015. Earlier provenances have been gathered, but further research will increase our knowledge of their histories.
Catalogue Raisonne
Bartsch 376 (vol. 9, p. 286); O'Dell-Franke g20 (only state); Hollstein 516 (vol. 64)
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pack of dogs at R chases down a large hare while two men with guns actively observe; a fence and trees near center separates L and R scene; at L, pack of dogs chases down stag, while hunter with gun at LLC watches; scattered trees and shrubbery