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"Unveiling the Art of Hunt: From Foxes to Hares, Light to Darkness" Embarking on a festive morning, Mr

Background imageHunt Collection: Mr Foxs Hunt Breakfast on Christmas Day

Mr Foxs Hunt Breakfast on Christmas Day
Mr Foxs Hunt Breakfast by Harry Bingham Nielson (1861-1941), showing a group of foxes dressed in hunting garb, sitting down to a breakfast of game birds

Background imageHunt Collection: Hare Coursing 1835

Hare Coursing 1835
Hare Coursing

Background imageHunt Collection: The Light of the World, c1851-1853. Artist: William Holman Hunt

The Light of the World, c1851-1853. Artist: William Holman Hunt
The Light of the World, c1851-1853. From the collection of Keble College, Oxford. A print from Art History and Literature Illustrations, by Jessie Noakes, Virtue and Co, (London, c1900-1920)

Background imageHunt Collection: The Gamekeepers Cottage

The Gamekeepers Cottage
3822482 The Gamekeepers Cottage by Woodhouse, William (1857-1935); 74.5x59.5 cm; Calderdale Museums Service, West Yorkshire, UK; eCalderdale Borough Council; English, out of copyright

Background imageHunt Collection: Coursing, plate 4, engraved by R. G. Reeve, 1807 (colour litho)

Coursing, plate 4, engraved by R. G. Reeve, 1807 (colour litho)
BSA266471 Coursing, plate 4, engraved by R.G. Reeve, 1807 (colour litho) by Wolstenholme, Dean Snr. (1757-1837) (after); 68x79 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHunt Collection: Jesus as Light of World

Jesus as Light of World
Jesus of Nazareth, religious leader of Jewish origin who preached Christianity, depicted here as The Light of the World, knocking at the door of the human soul

Background imageHunt Collection: Fox hunting - riders and their dogs

Fox hunting - riders and their dogs
Fox hunters in traditional red jackets ride out on a hunt, accompanied by their hounds. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageHunt Collection: Chesapeake Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever and Irish Water

Chesapeake Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever and Irish Water Spaniel. The Chesapeake retrieves ducks in marsh land for a hunter

Background imageHunt Collection: Setting off on a Fox Hunt - leaving the Chateau

Setting off on a Fox Hunt - leaving the Chateau
A group of Upper Class French Gentlemen and lady set off on a Fox Hunt - leaving the Chateau along with attendant handlers, Master of the hounds, horn bearers

Background imageHunt Collection: Fox Hunters toast a day on the hunt at their local

Fox Hunters toast a day on the hunt at their local
A group of riders and their hounds toast a day at the hunt outside a local pub. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageHunt Collection: The Melton Breakfast by Sir Francis Grant

The Melton Breakfast by Sir Francis Grant
A rare mezzotint of High Leicestershire Lights of the past enjoying breakfast before a hunt. From left to right are Massey Stanley, the Earl of Wilton, Count Matuszevic, Lord Gardner

Background imageHunt Collection: White-tailed Eagle or Sea Eagle -Haliaeetus albicilla- about to grab for a fish, Lauvsnes

White-tailed Eagle or Sea Eagle -Haliaeetus albicilla- about to grab for a fish, Lauvsnes, Flatanger, Nord-Trondelag, Trondelag, Norway

Background imageHunt Collection: HERBERTE, Edward Benjamin (1857-1893). Hunt scenes

HERBERTE, Edward Benjamin (1857-1893). Hunt scenes. The Kill. Oil on canvas

Background imageHunt Collection: BOTTICELLI: PRIMAVERA. Painting by Sandro Botticelli, c1477-78

BOTTICELLI: PRIMAVERA. Painting by Sandro Botticelli, c1477-78

Background imageHunt Collection: Beagling by H. M. Bateman

Beagling by H. M. Bateman
Humorous illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a number of fashionably dressed society folk following foxhounds round in a circle in a ploughed, muddy field. Date: 1930

Background imageHunt Collection: Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Deerhound, guarding a dead deer Date: 20th century

Background imageHunt Collection: Primitive men with spears hunting a glyptodon

Primitive men with spears hunting a glyptodon, large, armored mammal of the family Glyptodontidae.. Colour printed illustration by Heinrich Harder from Tiere der Urwelt Animals of the Prehistoric

Background imageHunt Collection: The Huntsman, painting by W Smithson Broadhead

The Huntsman, painting by W Smithson Broadhead
Colour photograph in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 24th October 1925 of The Huntsman painting by W Smithson Broadhead. Date: 24th October 1925

Background imageHunt Collection: Railway Sleeper - Melton Mowbray Station

Railway Sleeper - Melton Mowbray Station
The Railway Sleeper series - A snoozing Hunstman taking a nap with his foxhound at Melton Mowbray Station! Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageHunt Collection: Folklore / Wild Hunt

Folklore / Wild Hunt
Asgaardsreiden, Norwegian myth of the Wild Hunt

Background imageHunt Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, handler at Peterborough Show

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, handler at Peterborough Show
Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Tom Newman, the Duke of Beauforts huntsman, taking part as a handler at the Peterborough Foxhound Show

Background imageHunt Collection: Deer Hunt on Exmoor

Deer Hunt on Exmoor
Hunting red deer in the Vale of Porlock, Exmoor, Somerset. Date: 1922

Background imageHunt Collection: ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1899-1961). American writer. Hunting in Kenya, February 1934

ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1899-1961). American writer. Hunting in Kenya, February 1934

Background imageHunt Collection: MELVILLE: MOBY DICK. The only known picture of Moby Dick drawn during Melvilles lifetime

MELVILLE: MOBY DICK. The only known picture of Moby Dick drawn during Melvilles lifetime. Wood engraving, late 19th century

Background imageHunt Collection: Herne the Hunter

Herne the Hunter
Herne the hunter hangs himself because his hunting skill has been taken in payment for the miraculous cure of a mortal wound. But every night he leads a spectral hunt

Background imageHunt Collection: The Master foxhound by Cecil Aldin

The Master foxhound by Cecil Aldin
Fox hunting scene, with hounds. Date: 1898

Background imageHunt Collection: Thomas Colleton Garth, Vanity Fair, Spy

Thomas Colleton Garth, Vanity Fair, Spy
THOMAS COLLETON GARTH (1822-1907) Master of the Garth foxhounds for over 50 years. In riding clothes, wearing boots and spurs. Caption: A Very Old Master Date: 1822-1907

Background imageHunt Collection: Advertisement for Old Bushmills Whiskey - Fox Hunt

Advertisement for Old Bushmills Whiskey - Fox Hunt circa 1920

Background imageHunt Collection: Coronation 1953, the royal box at Ascot

Coronation 1953, the royal box at Ascot
A scene of excitement in the royal box at Royal Ascot when the Queens colt, Choir Boy, won the Royal Hunt Cup on 17 June 1953, a fortnight after the Coronation

Background imageHunt Collection: Native American Indian Buffalo Hunt Under the White Wolf Ski

Native American Indian Buffalo Hunt Under the White Wolf Skin. An Indian stratagem on the level prairies. Date: ca. 1858

Background imageHunt Collection: Silhouette of fox hunting scene

Silhouette of fox hunting scene
Silhouette of a fox hunting scene with three horse riders leaping a fence

Background imageHunt Collection: Silhouettes of the Chase by H. L. Oakley

Silhouettes of the Chase by H. L. Oakley
Two silhouettes cut by H. L. Oakley showing scenes from a hunt. The first shows the hunt meeting at a village pub, while the second shows them at full stretch galloping across countryside

Background imageHunt Collection: North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian in a churchyard

North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian in a churchyard
The North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian fly round a church, some on broomsticks, as confessed to King James

Background imageHunt Collection: Hunting Scene

Hunting Scene
DM18531 Hunting Scene by Wheeler, John Alfred (1821-1903); Messum s, London, UK; English, out of copyright

Background imageHunt Collection: Fox Hunting in Surrey, 19th century (watercolour)

Fox Hunting in Surrey, 19th century (watercolour)
BAL25671 Fox Hunting in Surrey, 19th century (watercolour) by Caldecott, Randolph (1846-86); Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; English, out of copyright

Background imageHunt Collection: Leconfield Opening Meet, Petworth House - November 1938

Leconfield Opening Meet, Petworth House - November 1938
Huntsmen and women starting off, with Petworth House and spectators in the background. George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N17549

Background imageHunt Collection: Frederick Courteney Selous (1851-1917)

Frederick Courteney Selous (1851-1917) was one of the most famous big game hunters of his era. He spent much of his life in Africa, but also hunted in North America and Asia Minor

Background imageHunt Collection: A gamekeeper and the bag of a days shooting

A gamekeeper and the bag of a days shooting Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHunt Collection: Kepler Mission space telescope, artwork

Kepler Mission space telescope, artwork. The NASA Kepler Mission is designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars

Background imageHunt Collection: Grizzly bear attacking a Pawnee hunter

Grizzly bear attacking a Pawnee hunter
Pawnee Indian and his horse attacked by grizzly bears, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHunt Collection: Photo of the Loch Ness Monster?

Photo of the Loch Ness Monster?
An enlarged photograph taken by a tourist of what was believed to be the Loch Ness Monster. A series of photographs were published during this period as the hunt for the mysterious Loch Ness Monster

Background imageHunt Collection: Bobcat (Lynx rufus) in snow, near Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

Bobcat (Lynx rufus) in snow, near Bozeman, Montana, United States of America, North America

Background imageHunt Collection: Mountain lion or cougar (Felis concolor) in snow, near Bozeman, Montana

Mountain lion or cougar (Felis concolor) in snow, near Bozeman, Montana, United States of America, North America

Background imageHunt Collection: European starling flock

European starling flock. Flock of european starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) being chased by a hawk. The formation of large wheeling flocks, which can contain thousands of individuals

Background imageHunt Collection: Silhouettes of hunting field scenes

Silhouettes of hunting field scenes in the neighbourhood of York. From the top: full cry, hunting with the York and Ainsty (North)

Background imageHunt Collection: Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Team, 1908

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Team, 1908
Photograph of the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football team of the 1907-1908 season. The players pictured are: Back row, left to right: W. Shepherd (Director), W. Wooldridge (Captain), J. Jones, K

Background imageHunt Collection: Huntsmen and foxhounds

Huntsmen and foxhounds in a field. Date: 1960s

Background imageHunt Collection: Silhouettes of hunting field scenes

Silhouettes of hunting field scenes



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"Unveiling the Art of Hunt: From Foxes to Hares, Light to Darkness" Embarking on a festive morning, Mr. Fox's Hunt Breakfast on Christmas Day brings together riders and their loyal dogs in pursuit of exhilarating adventure. As the sun rises, they set off from the grand Chateau, leaving behind an air of anticipation. Intriguingly, William Holman Hunt's masterpiece "The Light of the World" captures Jesus as the ultimate beacon illuminating our path. Just as He guides us through life's labyrinthine hunt for purpose and meaning, these hunters seek their quarry with determination. From fox hunting to hare coursing in 1835, each chase carries its own allure. The thrill of galloping hooves echoes through time as Edward Benjamin Herberete immortalizes these captivating scenes on canvas. Amidst the excitement lies a momentary pause—a toast raised by fox hunters at their local pub after a day filled with adrenaline-fueled pursuits. A camaraderie is forged over shared tales and triumphs; bonds that transcend mere sport. Venturing beyond traditional hunts, Sandro Botticelli's enchanting painting "Primavera" unveils a different kind of quest—one for beauty and rebirth amidst nature's tapestry. Here we witness another facet of this timeless human endeavor. Dogs have always played an integral role in hunting traditions—whether it be Chesapeake Retrievers or Curly Coated Retrievers diving fearlessly into icy waters or Irish Water Spaniels leading us through dense undergrowth with unwavering loyalty. Yet not all they are confined to animals alone; H. M Bateman humorously illustrates Beagling—the comical pursuit where humans become both hunter and hunted. Laughter ensues as participants navigate absurdity while chasing elusive prey. Lastly, folklore intertwines with reality as we encounter Herne the Hunter—a mythical figure who embodies the spirit of the hunt.