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Two sportsmen are seen from behind in the centre foreground. The man on the left carries a verrejager, a pole used both for jumping ditches and as a weapon, while his companion on the right shoulders a fowling piece. The composition, with its characteristic sandy bank on the right balanced on the left by the repoussoir motif of a gnarled tree, recalls similar works by Wouwermans (cf. Wouwermans P218).
oil on canvas
H 56.5 x W 50 cm
acquired by Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford, 1807; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897