Overview

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Inscription

lower right: G Morland Pinxt.

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

John Page-Darby, by 1882.[1] (Sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 18 July 1892, no. 89); (Vokins); sold to (Wallis & Son, London); purchased 1893 by P.A.B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from the Estate of P.A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1882
Works by the Old Masters, and by Deceased Masters of the British School. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1882, no. 267.

Bibliography

1915
Roberts, William. Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania: British and Modern French Schools, Philadelphia, 1915: unpaginated, repro.
1922
Shaw Sparrow, Walter. British Sporting Artists from Barlow to Herring. London and New York, 1922: 161-162.
1923
_Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1923: unpaginated, repro.
1931
_Paintings in the Collection of Joseph Widener at Lynnewood Hall. Intro. by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1931: 188, repro.
1948
_Paintings and Sculpture from the Widener Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1948 (reprinted 1959): 92, repro., as The End of the Hunt.
1960
Cooke, Hereward Lester. British Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1960 (Booklet Number Eight in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 26, color repro., as The End of the Hunt.
1963
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 320, repro., as The End of the Hunt.
1965
_Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 94, as The End of the Hunt.
1968
_European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 83, repro., as The End of the Hunt.
1975
_European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 248, repro., as The End of the Hunt.
1975
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: no. 596, color repro.
1982
_Works by the Old Masters, and by Deceased Masters of the British School. Exh. cat. Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1882: no. 267.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 408, no. 581, color repro., as The End of the Hunt.
1985
_European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 288, repro.
1992
Hayes, John. British Paintings of the Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1992: 177-179, color repro. 179.

Technical Summary

The medium-heavy canvas is twill woven; it has been lined. The ground is white, thickly and smoothly applied. The painting is executed richly and fluidly, progressing from thin to thicker layers, small details often being painted with some texture; there are glazes in passages such as the red coats of the huntsmen and the distant hills. There are pentimenti in the hind legs of the dog in the foreground and the two dogs on the left, which were originally outstretched, and in the right arm of the whipper-in, originally held downward. The paint surface is solvent abraded and the impasto has been flattened during lining. The traction crackle in the richer areas suggests the presence of bitumen. There is extensive retouching over flake losses in the sky at upper left. The residual older varnish is very darkened, and the more recent pigmented natural resin varnish has discolored slightly.

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