London, South Kensington
4 November 2010
Attributed to Pieter Boel (Antwerp 1622-1674 Paris)
Study of a deer
with inscription 'A. Vandevelde'; with number '26' (on the verso of the mount)
oil on paper, partly silhouetted
11 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. (28.4 x 25.7 cm.)
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Despite the old attribution to Adriaen van de Velde, the present work is close in style to the studies of animals executed by Pieter Boel (see M. Pinault Sorensen, Sur le vif: dessins d'animaux de Pieter Boel, Paris, 2001).
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