Dordrecht or Utrecht circa 1618 (1615-1621) – 1686 Utrecht (?)
Hunters resting with their dogs at the entrance of a cave
Oil on panel : 70,4 X 102,9 cm
Frame : 94,7 X 125,0 cm
Provenance : Sold at Lempertz Cologne 4/12/99
For 73.200 DM = 37.427 €
Subsequently with Gallery Claude Vittet in Paris
Dirck Stoop was a prolific and successfull Dutch painter active in Utrecht in Holland, and also in Italy, Portugal, England and Germany. He was an excellent horse and animal painter.
Resting hunters or travellers with their animals, sometimes at the entrance of a cavern, rank among his favourite subjects.