This large (96 3/4 inches high) oil on canvas painting depicts a man and his dog on a hunt in the French countryside. A hunter dressed in red and tan with a mauve overcoat can be seen following behind a white retriever with black spots standing on point. The man is holding a rifle in his hands while wearing a gold cap adorned with red fabric. Several trees can be seen behind a rough wood fence that runs behind our hunters. The subject of the hunt is a green, red, and brown pheasant hiding in some vegetation in front of the dog. A river meanders behind the figures, with buildings on both sides of the banks. There is a mountain range further off in the distance, beneath a blue sky and birds flying overhead.
Based on the size and vertical orientation, the scene was most likely part of a French boiserie room from the 1700’s, inset into the paneling on a wall. After being removed from the paneling, the painting was placed inside a cream-colored frame with thick molding (frame is 19th century). The large 18th century oil on canvas painting depicting a hunt scene would make a fantastic addition to a study, den, game room, or gentleman’s office.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor creases, discoloration, and scratches to canvas. Sections of the painting have developed a light craquelure. The frame, which is not original to the painting, yet still antique, has minor rubs and age separations.