Greyhound, Artus Quellinus (I), 1657

Greyhound, Artus Quellinus (I), 1657

eikenhout, h 35cm. More details

While working on the town hall commission in Amsterdam, Quellinus maintained his workshop in Antwerp. This engaging portrait of a greyhound – a popular house pet among the elite – was made there. The arms on the dog’s collar are those of the Roose family of regents in Antwerp. Perhaps this dog belonged to Pieter Roose, the most powerful politician in the southern Netherlands.


Collections with this work


ornament by Michele

April 14 2014 - 9 works

Beelden by Petra Schneider

March 7 2014 - 4 works

Verijking by max

January 15 2014 - 14 works

Make your own creations with this work