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French Hunting Inspired Art

May 15, 2022 - June 15, 2022

Karl Reille Painting

This exhibition features a series of paintings by one of the most important 20th Century French animal painters Karl Reille (1886-1975). This series includes approximately three dozen small-size paintings representing hunting scenes and animals in the wild, starting with Royal hunting by king Louis XV in Fontainebleau and going on with the hunting scenes representing other famous teams such as Chamchevrier, Duc de Bourbon, baron de Rothchild, etc.

Karl Reille’s hunting series was a special order of Mr. Claude Leduc, a French music publisher and himself an avid hunter and a member of Rothschild’s equipage.

Visual Art is not the only form of art influenced by hunting. Others are fashion, including clothes, jewelry, shoes – or boots, home décor, furniture, music, literature, and more.