Hunting Scene in Landscape

British 18th century unknown

Oil on canvas

early 18th century
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Hospitality, Lancaster House
    This early 18th-century painting combines a scene of a stag-hunt with that of a man shooting of fowl. A man in a red hunting jacket fires a shotgun at birds, flying overhead, while the Master of the Foxhounds, waves a stick and calls out – apparently encouraging the pack of foxhounds to chase the stag. Hunting scenes were first seen in British painting from the early history of the sport, in the mid 17th century. Traditionally, hunting had been an activity enjoyed only by rich landowners on private land. Throughout the 1700s hunting became more widespread and publicly accessible as subscription allowed the wealthy middle and merchant classes to participate in what was formerly a pastime of only the most privileged.
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    Title
    Hunting Scene in Landscape
    Date
    early 18th century
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 134.50 cm, width: 134.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leggatt Bros, July 1948.
    GAC number
    568