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The setting for this lively hunting scene was the Berkshire estate of Fulwar, 4th Baron Craven, who is shown in profile on a dark grey hunter to the left. His hunting-lodge, Ashdown House, appears in the distance.

Seymour’s subject-matter was limited entirely to sporting scenes. He painted in a rather naive manner, using an unsophisticated form of perspective and with the figures and animals arranged in stiff poses. His interests lay rather in the decorative patterns in the composition. This is particularly apparent in the stylised grouping of hounds surrounding the huntsman holding up the dead fox.

September 2004