John Frederick Lewis

Buck-Shooting in Windsor Great Park

1825

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 991 x 1372 mm
frame: 1305 x 1713 x 149 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Art Fund 1936
Reference
N04822

Display caption

Visitors to London exhibitions from Continental Europe were often struck by the vigour of British sporting and animal painting. Lewis, though best known for exotic scenes of Spain and the Near East, began his career as an animal painter.He was a protégé of Thomas Lawrence, the president of the Royal Academy and a royal favourite. Lawrence obtained permission for him to work in the park and menagerie at Windsor. This is one of several pictures he painted between 1824 and 1826, showing the royal deer-keepers and staghounds.

Gallery label, May 2007

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