Adriaen van de Velde (1636-1732)

Subject: Halt of a Hunting Party

Artist: Adriaen van de Velde (1636-1672)

Medium: Pen and Brown Ink, with Grey Wash (Framing line in brown ink)

Date: c1660

Price: £2000

This drawing shows a hunting party resting under a tree on a ridge. One of the riders has dismounted, and is standing next to his horse. A trio of sighthounds can be seen in the foreground, whilst other members of the hunt can be seen riding in the distance. 

Adriaen van de Velde (1636-1672) was a Dutch landscape and animal painter, who painted extensively during the 35 years in which he lived. Many of these paintings are preceded by meticulous preparatory sketches.   

The artist was the subject of a significant exhibition at the Dulwich Gallery in 2016.


Lady Bentinck Sale (June 1819)

Possibly Samuel Woodburn (1783-1853) [Lugt 2584]

Thomas Dimsdale (1756 – 1825) [Lugt 2426] (mark in bottom right corner, reverse)

Samuel Woodburn [Bought Dimsdale’s entire collection after his death]

Unidentified Hand Painted Family Crest: Gauntlet and Scimitar with motto (illegible)

Alister Mathews, 1956 Catalogue 49 (Lot 426)

[Bought by Pamela de Bulnes of Ottowa]