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Albrecht  Dürer - Knight, Death and the Devil
 Le Lorrain (Claude Gellée) - Vue de la Vallée du Tibre
Charles Garnier - The Courtyard of the Bargello Palace in Florence
Henri Joseph Harpignies - Landscape in the vicinity of Rome
Henry Cros - Kneeling woman in profile with floral motifs
Achille Bénouville - Italian landscape
François Flameng  - Mr Pelez, painter of fin de siècle elegance
Jan Van Goyen - Paysage de dunes avec un moulin
Aimé-Jules Dalou - Study for the Republic
Joseph-Marius Avy - Study for the pianist of Bal blanc

Hunter near a pond, in a clearing

Van de Velde
Amsterdam, 1636 - Amsterdam, 1672
Drawing in black lead pencil, bistre wash and Indian ink
23,4 x 36, 6 cm

Signed in black lead pencil bottom left: A v. d. Velde

Son and student of Willem van de Velde the Elder and brother of Willem van de Velde the Younger – both famous marine painters – Adriaen did not follow in their footsteps and far from being a specialist, he was equally accomplished at landscapes with figures, views of dunes and beaches, winter scenes, genre painting and a few portraits.

A painter, draughtsman and extremely gifted and prolific engraver, he died prematurely at the age of 36.

This drawing can rightly be called one of the master’s most significant works on account of the fullness of its treatment of nature and the harmonious way in which man and dog are integrated into the scene.

The supple and monumental composition and consummate graphic mastery are characteristic of the mature artist in style.

The subtle arrangement of chiaroscuro and the variety of plant species depicted help to create the illusion of spontaneous naturalism. The sombre, refined tonal combination of greys and russets perfectly conjures up the hunting season of early autumn.

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Inventory number : DDUT1132
Acquisition details : Dutuit bequest, 1902
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