The Wolf and Fox Hunt

Peter Paul Rubens, 1616
The Wolf and Fox Hunt, Peter Paul Rubens
The Wolf and Fox Hunt, zoomed in
245.4 cmThe Wolf and Fox Hunt scale comparison376.2 cm

The Wolf and Fox Hunt is a Rococo Oil on Canvas Painting created by Peter Paul Rubens in 1616. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Hunting, Wolves and Foxes. SourceDownloadSee The Wolf and Fox Hunt in the Kaleidoscope

Hunting scenes had been a popular subject for royal tapestries since the middle ages, but Rubens disrupted the market. From 1616 to 1621, Rubens made a series of hunting paintings—wild, over-the-top illustrations of snarling beasts and the brave men and women who brought them down. These canvases were so large that they had to be trimmed to fit in the rooms they were housed in. Wolf and Fox Hunt was trimmed on the top and left, a client of Ruben’s saying “none but great Princes have houses fitt to hange it up in.”
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