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Print - La Chasse A L'Ours
  • La Chasse A L'Ours
    Guelard, Jean-Baptiste-Antoine, born 1719
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La Chasse A L'Ours

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, printed)

  • Date:

    18th century (etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Guelard, Jean-Baptiste-Antoine, born 1719 (etcher)
    Lajoüe, Jacques de (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching print on laid paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 2, box B

Physical description

'La Chasse A L'Ours'. A bear being attacked by three hunting dogs, in a mountainous landscape. The bear is attempting to claw up a tree trunk, about which four men with swords and spears are also attacking it from. The bear is standing upon decorative architectural elements, featuring acanthus leaf decoration. To the left of the image a partially clothed man is laid on the ground. In the distance, behind the fallen man, two other bears can be seen.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, printed)


18th century (etched)


Guelard, Jean-Baptiste-Antoine, born 1719 (etcher)
Lajoüe, Jacques de (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching print on laid paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Lajoüe Del.'
Below bottom-left corner of image.

'Avec privilege du Roy'
Along bottom edge of sheet.

Title, centre, below image.

'Guélard Sculp.'
Below bottom-right corner of image.


Height: 36.4 cm sheet, Width: 21.2 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'La Chasse A L'Ours'. A bear being attacked by dogs and men with spears and swords, in a mountainous landscape. Etching print on laid paper. After Jacques de Lajoüe. Etched by Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Guelard. France(?). 18th century.

Production Note

The print is inscribed Lajoüe Del. and Guélard Sculp., very probably referring to Jacques de Lajoüe and Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Guelard.


Laid paper; Printing ink


Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Bear; Tree; Hunters; Men; Hunting; Hunting; Acanthus; Dogs


Prints; Hunting


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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