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Forest with Deer

Forest with Deer

Forest with Deer

Forest with Deer

Date: c.1608–10

Artist: Roelandt Savery, Dutch, 1576–1639

Medium: oil on panel
11 3/4 x 17 3/8 in. (29.8 x 44.1 cm)
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object Number: 170:1953
Place made:Czech Republic, probably Prague
Classification: PAINTINGS
Current Location:On View, Gallery 222
Notes:A group of deer are framed by the fallen tree bough that forms the major diagonal of this composition. In the middleground at the far right, two hunters seek their prey accompanied by a hunting dog. The close-up view of the darkened forest against the pale greens and blues of the distant woods creates an engaging, if not quite realistic, scene. Roelandt Savery worked in Prague for the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II (reigned 1576–1612) whose famous hunting grounds provided ample material for the artist’s animal paintings.
Exhibition History
Title: A Moral Compass: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Painting in the Netherlands
Date: April 16 – August 15, 1999
Venue: Grand Rapids Art Museum

Publication History
Title: A Guide to Dutch Art in America
Year Published: 1986

Title: Dutch Paintings
Periodical Title: The Saint Louis Art Museum Bulletin
Edition: Winter
Year Published: 1980

Title: The St. Louis Art Museum: Handbook of the Collections
Year Published: 1975