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Sharing Out the Game Barend van Orley


Barend van Orley Brussels, ca. 1488 – Brussels, 1541

Culture Netherlandish
Date between 1528 and 1530
Object type drawing
Medium, technique pen, brown ink, blue, light green, pink, yellow wash on paper

376 × 577 mm

Inventory number 1365
Collection Prints and Drawings
On view This artwork is not on display

Probably commissioned by Charles V, Barend van Orley drew preparatory designs for twelve tapestries, now in the Louvre, showing hunting scenes of Emperor Maximilian I in the twelve months of the year. The Budapest drawing is a sketch for the tapestry representing the month of November, with a hunt feast. The artist depicted the lively scene in a wide clearing and set the numerous figures of his clear composition not in an idealized landscape but in a forest near Brussels.

Szilvia Bodnár

This record is subject to revision due to ongoing research.

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