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'Hawk Attacking Partridges and a Rabbit' was one of a set of four overdoors (with P625, P629 and P631) commissioned by the financier Daniel-Charles Trudaine for his château at Montigny-Lencoup, near Paris, which later became a hunting lodge for Louis XV (cf. Boucher P482 and P489). Their uneven quality suggests that Oudry’s son, Jacques-Charles Oudry (q.v.), may have helped with their execution, although preparatory drawings confirm that the designs were by his father. The group of the hawk with partridges was used in a Gobelins tapestry seat cover of uncertain date.

The Wallace Collection





oil on canvas


H 118 x W 153 cm

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acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, 1852; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897

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