Johan le Ducq

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Johan le Ducq
Born 1629
The Hague
Died 1676
The Hague
Nationality Netherlands

Johan le Ducq (1629, The Hague – 1676, The Hague) was a Dutch painter.

Princes de Vildt on a Hunt (1656)

It is generally thought that he studied under Paulus Potter and possibly with Karel du Jardin. In 1660 he was admitted to the Society of Painters in The Hague, where in 1671 he became director of the Academy. In 1671 he also joined the army of the Staten-Generaal as an ensign.[1] He died in 1676 from wounds received from a fight with a fellow soldier over money.[2]

He is remembered as a painter of landscapes and animals; his works featuring dogs are especially prized.[1]


  1. ^ a b Catalogue of the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh by National Gallery of Scotland, Robert Gibb
  2. ^ "Statement based on translated text from an equivalent article at the French Wikipedia".