Charles Cooper Henderson Sportsmen in Scottish Dress Driving to the Moors c.1845

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Artist
Title
Sportsmen in Scottish Dress Driving to the Moors
Date c.1845
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 330 x 613 mm
frame: 448 x 722 x 71 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Mrs F. Ambrose Clark through the British Sporting Art Trust 1982
Reference
T03428
Not on display

Display caption

Four sportsmen are seen in a cart. They are similarly dressed in plaids, two of them wearing tam o'shanters and the other two Glengarry bonnets. The small spring cart is laden with game bags, a retriever, a flask and a hamper. This suggests that the passengers are off to share a day's shooting. The cart is drawn by a horse within its shafts but a pony has been hitched alongside it, probably to help pull the heavy load up the hills.

January 1997

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