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The Boar Hunt
  • Netherlands or Flanders
    Antonio Tempesta
    born: Florence, Republic of Florence (present-day Italy) ; died: Rome, Papal States (present-day Italy)
  • The Boar Hunt, early 1700s
  • Where object was made: Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) or Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
  • reverse painting on glass
  • Gift of the Paul Ward Family
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0039

Small groups of men on horseback chase and hunt wild boars. The focus of this painting is two horsemen at the top of a hill. They are stabbing at a boar with their swords while three dogs herd the boar for the hunters. Small, green, rolling hills gradually lead to mountains far in the background.