The Assembly

Jan Miel - Venaria Reale1660/1660

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

The lower parts of the walls in the Hall of Diana at the Royal Palace of La Venaria contain ten hunting scenes painted in around 1658-1660 by Flemish artist Jan Miel. They depict the different stages in the complex ritual that had developed around the hunting of the hare, from the pursuit of the animal (on horseback or on foot) to its capture and killing. This canvas shows “The Assembly”, when the hunters meet for a banquet. Duke Charles-Emmanuel II of Savoy may be identified among those depicted.

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  • Title: The Assembly
  • Creator: Jan Miel - Venaria Reale
  • Date Created: 1660/1660
  • Location: Consorzio delle Residenze Reali Sabaude, Venaria Reale, Italy
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: © Musei Reali di Torino – Galleria Sabauda
  • Medium: Oil on canvas