Wild Boar Hunt with Spears

Artist: Harmen Jansz. Muller (Netherlandish, Amsterdam ca. 1540–1617 Amsterdam)

Artist: After Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Netherlandish, Bruges 1523–1605 Florence)

Publisher: Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, Antwerp ca. 1510–1570 Antwerp)

Date: 1570

Medium: Engraving

Dimensions: Sheet: 17 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. (44.8 x 32.7 cm)

Classification: Prints

Credit Line: The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949

Accession Number: 49.95.992


In this scene from a series of hunting prints after the famous Flemish draughtsman and painter Jan Stradanus, the wild boar is finally killed with a so-called boar sword by a mounted huntsman. Note the two differing spearheads of the two assisting hunters.