Buck shooting in Windsor Great Park, with Portraits of His Majesty's Deerkeepers by John Frederick Lewis

The picture shows His Majesty's Deerkeepers standing round an old buck that has just been shot.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
95 x 135 cm
Art Fund grant:
£650 ( Total: £650)
Acquired in:
1936
Vendor:
Winifred V Wetherall

Windsor Castle can be seen in the distance. The close observation of nature which characterises Lewis's work as a Pre-Raphaelite is hown in this picture by the painting of the horse's nostrils, which are distended at the scent of blood from the dead buck.

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