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Background imageHunts 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 imageHunts Collection: The Master foxhound by Cecil Aldin

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

Background imageHunts Collection: A Meet of the New Forest Buck-Hounds at Fountain Court, Broo

A Meet of the New Forest Buck-Hounds at Fountain Court, Broo
Members of the New Forest Buck-hounds meet at Fountain Court, the hunters and dogs at the ready. Those present include Constance, Duchess of Westminster, Lady Mary Grosvenor, Harry, Fry

Background imageHunts Collection: King George V shooting Tigers in India from a howdah

King George V shooting Tigers in India from a howdah - 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageHunts Collection: Diana the Huntress - with Attendants and Borzois

Diana the Huntress - with Attendants and Borzois Date: circa 1900

Background imageHunts Collection: Cold pale light through the trees with Tawny Owl

Cold pale light through the trees with Tawny Owl
Pale light pierces a blue and green woodland scene of thin, bare tree trunks. A swooping Tawny Owl has been added to the border framing the scene. Airbrush painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageHunts Collection: A Barn Owl hunting a rat

A Barn Owl hunting a rat. Pen & ink illustration by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageHunts Collection: The Visitors Who Told the Master Off by H. M. Bateman

The Visitors Who Told the Master Off by H. M. Bateman
Cartoon by the master of social satire, H. M. Bateman, showing a somewhat arrogant visitor to a hunt lecture the Master of Foxhounds much to the shock of other members. Date: 1936

Background imageHunts Collection: Japanese Samurai warrior hunting a tiger

Japanese Samurai warrior hunting a tiger Date: 1904

Background imageHunts Collection: Pointer

Pointer, in classic pointing pose Date: 20th century

Background imageHunts Collection: Huntsman takes a stirrup cup

Huntsman takes a stirrup cup
A lady offers a huntsman of the South Devon Foxhunt - mounted on a fine white horse - a traditional stirrup cup drink from a tray. Date: circa 1980

Background imageHunts Collection: King George V shooting expedition 1911

King George V shooting expedition 1911
His Imperial Majesty making his way through the jungle during the great big-game shoot in Nepal. Date: December 1911

Background imageHunts Collection: Cat Hunts a Mouse

Cat Hunts a Mouse
A ginger cat traps a mouse with its paw

Background imageHunts Collection: German Deer Hunt C16

German Deer Hunt C16
A German nobleman hunts the deer - he is on a horse, his servants are on foot, with a bunch of ferocious-looking dogs

Background imageHunts Collection: Eskimo Hunts a Narwhal

Eskimo Hunts a Narwhal
An Eskimo fisherman pursuing a narwhal

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: Fox hunting

Fox hunting in Germany Date: circa 1960

Background imageHunts Collection: King William Rufus on his fateful hunting trip in 1100

King William Rufus on his fateful hunting trip in 1100
King William Rufus (The Red King) (1087-1100) misses a big deer with his arrow whilst out hunting in the New Forest - he cried out to his friend Walter Tyrel who let fly an arrow

Background imageHunts Collection: Prehistoric men hunting a mammoth in Britain

Prehistoric men hunting a mammoth in Britain
Early Prehistoric Britons prepare to hunt a Woolly Mammoth. Date: Prehistoric

Background imageHunts Collection: Egyptian Cave Painting

Egyptian Cave Painting

Background imageHunts Collection: Elephant Hunting, Upper Nile, Sudan, Africa

Elephant Hunting, Upper Nile, Sudan, Africa
Local Tribesmen Elephant hunting, Upper Nile, Sudan, Africa Date: circa 1909

Background imageHunts Collection: Ancient Egypt - Pharaoh Tutankhamun and his Queen hunting

Ancient Egypt - Pharaoh Tutankhamun and his Queen hunting
Ancient Egypt - Pharaoh Tutankhamun and his Queen (Ankhesenamun - his half-sister) out hunting

Background imageHunts Collection: Comic Postcard - Oxford - A Run with the Man-pursuing Hounds

Comic Postcard - Oxford - A Run with the Man-pursuing Hounds
A Run with the ανθρϖπο θηρϖμενοι Hounds has sketches of the proctors and bulldogs (Oxford University constables)

Background imageHunts Collection: Springbok Hunting, South Africa

Springbok Hunting, South Africa
Various depictions of the process of Springbok hunting by Bushmen in South Africa. We see their camps, lookout spots, methods of using bow and arrow or dogs, stalking ostriches

Background imageHunts Collection: The Prince of Wales Shooting Swans, Sweden

The Prince of Wales Shooting Swans, Sweden
The Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, shooting wild swans at Ekolsund, Sweden. Part of a royal visit to Scandinavia, 1885. Date: 1885

Background imageHunts Collection: Master of Fox Hounds

Master of Fox Hounds
Major Sir George Meyrick (1885-1960), Master of Fox Hounds for the New Forest Hunt. Date: 1932

Background imageHunts Collection: Photograph of the Hall, interior, designed by Salvin, at Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire

Photograph of the Hall, interior, designed by Salvin, at Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. From a series of articles, Famous Hunts at home'

Background imageHunts Collection: Photographs of the Rufford hounds, with huntsmen, in front of Thoresby Park

Photographs of the Rufford hounds, with huntsmen, in front of Thoresby Park, and Earl Manvers on horseback, Master of the Rufford Hunt. From a series of articles, Famous Hunts at home'

Background imageHunts Collection: Peru - Ucayali River - European Hunters and Crocodile

Peru - Ucayali River - European Hunters and Crocodile
Arequipa region, Peru - Ucayali River - European Hunters, indigenous villagers and (rather clearly deceased) Crocodile. Part of the reverse comment on this postcard reads

Background imageHunts Collection: Roosevelt elephant hunting, 1910

Roosevelt elephant hunting, 1910
Theodore Teddy Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th President of the United States (1901-1909), goes hunting in Africa: this is his first bull elephant. Date: 1910

Background imageHunts Collection: Westman Islands, Iceland - Puffin Catching. Date: circa 1903

Westman Islands, Iceland - Puffin Catching. Date: circa 1903

Background imageHunts Collection: A Four-man British Shooting Party

A Four-man British Shooting Party - note the specialist jackets worn by the two gentleman at the front, both with padded shoulder protection to prevent injury from the rifle recoil. Date: 1930s

Background imageHunts Collection: Quthing, Lesotho - Doll and Artwork of the San Bushmen

Quthing, Lesotho - Doll and Artwork of the San Bushmen
Southern Africa - Artwork of the San Bushmen - Quthing District in Lesotho (Basutoland). Hunters chase and throw spears toward an Eland and an Elephant

Background imageHunts Collection: Quthing, Lesotho - Artwork of the San Bushmen

Quthing, Lesotho - Artwork of the San Bushmen
Southern Africa - Artwork of the San Bushmen - Quthing District in Lesotho (Basutoland). Four hunters chasing an Eland. Date: circa 1909

Background imageHunts Collection: Rhinoceros Hunting, Bahr-el-Ghazal, South Sudan, Africa

Rhinoceros Hunting, Bahr-el-Ghazal, South Sudan, Africa
The sad result of early 20th century Rhinoceros Hunting at Bahr-el-Ghazal, South Sudan, Africa. Date: circa 1909



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