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Forest Scene with Hunters

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Savery traveled in 1603 to Prague, where he worked for Emperor Rudolf II. Probably painted after the artist returned to Amsterdam, this magical landscape draws on Savery's memories of the mountainous scenery of the Tyrol, Rudolf's menagerie of birds and animals, and castles that he passed on his...

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Until 1910, Countess André Mniszech, Wisniowiec, Poland (today Vishnevets, Ukraine); May 9-10, 1910, Mniszech sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 88, to Margossian; November 21-22, 1935, Margossian sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 19. 1937, Mestrallet, the Netherlands (?); February, 1937, sold by Mestrallet to Pieter de Boer, Amsterdam (stock no. 2319); February, 1937, sold by de Boer to Theo Niemeijer, Laren, the Netherlands; 1988, sold by Theo Niemeijer to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 24, 1988)

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Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund

about 1615


52 x 85.4 cm (20 1/2 x 33 5/8 in.)

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Oil on Panel