Arie de Vois

Self-Portrait as a Hunter

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Arie de Vois
Self-Portrait as a Hunter

1660 Expuesto en Sala 15

A hunter and his dog are sitting at the foot of a tree. The man is nonchalantly holding a dead partridge and a hunting rifle. Though it may appear an innocent scene, for Dutch seventeenth-century viewers it had erotic connotations. The words ‘jagen’ (to hunt) and ‘vogelen’ (to catch birds) also referred to courting and making love.

The hunter – in imaginary clothing – is a self-portrait of the Leiden ‘fijnschilder’, or fine painter, Arie de Vois. His paintings are distinguished from the work of the other Leiden fijnschilders by their velvety appearance.

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Arie de Vois
Self-Portrait as a Hunter

1660 Expuesto en Sala 15

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Información general
Arie de Vois (Utrecht c. 1632 - 1680 Leiden)
Self-Portrait as a Hunter
1660
painting
204
Sala 15
Material y detalles técnicos
oil
panel
21.8 x 28.7 cm
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rechtsonder: ADVois f.
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Origen

Samuel van Huls, The Hague, 1737; Gerard Block, The Hague, 1754; Willem Lormier, The Hague, 1754-1763; Gerret Braamcamp, Amsterdam, 1763-1771; Prince William V, The Hague, 1771-1795; confiscated by the French, transferred to the Muséum Central des Arts/Musée Napoléon (Musée du Louvre), Paris, 1795-1815; Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, 1816; transferred to the Mauritshuis, 1822