Löwenjagd

Löwenjagd

More about this artwork
Rubens captures a moment, full of affection, in its dramatic climax: Horses rear up and lash out with their hooves while huntsmen thrust their spears into the lion. One draws back his sword and is about to strike down the quarry. The focal point of the scene is the motif of the rider being attacked by a lion and pulled off his horse, as already shown in the Munich oil sketch (inv. no. 15475). The motif of the claws that the lion digs into the horse’s body has been taken from Classical art and the horses themselves are influenced by Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Battle of Anghiari’.
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Inventory Number
602
Birth year of the artist
1577
Year the artist deceased
1640
Dimensions of the object
248,7 x 377,3 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie, München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens mit Jan Wildens, Löwenjagd, 1621, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/9pL3QMj4eb (Last updated on 11.01.2022)

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