Dalmatian dog with puppies

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Pieter van der Hulst (Dutch, 1651-1727)

Dalmatinerhund med hvalpe, efter 1700
Olie på lærred, 83 x 104 cm.

Med en rank holdning sidder en dalmatiner på en terrasse med sine seks hvalpe. To hvalpe dier, to andre er fanget i uskyldig leg, en femte virker udmattet og en sjette søger ivrigt efter en dievorte ved morens venstre bagben. Et landskab med en sø danner baggrund, og på den anden side af søen ligger en ruin omgivet af træer og bakker. Både den afbalancerede trekantskomposition og det varmhjertede motiv er med til at skabe en harmonisk, rolig og tryg atmosfære, der understreges af eftermiddagssolens milde belysning. Det arkadiske landskab i baggrunden var ikke oprindeligt en del af kompositionen, men blev først tilføjet senere i en stil, der synes at være kraftigt inspireret af den samtidige guldaldermaler Aelbert Cuyps aftenlandskaber. Pieter van der Hulst yndede at skildre hunde i forbindelse med stillebenmotiver af jagtbytte. I dette maleri er hundene dog ikke blot et sidemotiv, men har derimod fået en central placering i kompositionen.


Dalmatian dog with puppies, after 1700
Oil on canvas, 83 x 104 cm.

A proud Dalmatian is sitting on a terrace with her six puppies around her. Two of the puppies are suckling, two others are caught up in an playful brawl, the fifth appears exhausted and the sixth is eagerly searching for a teat by its mother’s left hind leg. A landscape featuring a lake forms the background of this scene, and on the other side of the lake lies a ruin among the trees and hills. Both the balanced triangular composition and the warm-hearted subject creates a harmonious, calm and comfortable atmosphere, further reinforced by the gentle lighting of the afternoon sun. The Arcadian landscape in the background was not initially part of the composition, but was only added later in a style that appears heavily influenced by the contemporary Golden Age painter Aelbert Cuyp’s evening landscape paintings. Pieter van der Hulst enjoyed depicting dogs in connection with still life pictures with hunting motifs. However, in this painting the dogs are featured in the central position of the composition.

Details

The prints are individually crafted in heavy duty 280 gram Museum Quality Art Print paper.

Ordered framed the artwork is custom mount, cut perfectly to your image
Delivered fully strung, ready for hanging

Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish.
This frame has a square profile measuring 20mm (front face) by 23mm (depth from wall).

Available in black or natural.