Hunting Types. The Duke of Beaufort's Stone Wall Country.
Copyright_Published by Richard Wyman & Co, Ltd. 16, Bedford Street, Strand, London,W.C.2. [n.d. c.1900.]
Chromolithograph. Plate 336 x 400mm. 13¼ x 15¾". Large margins.
Stone walls are a noticeable feature of the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire landscape, where the Duke of Beaufort's Hunt has taken place since its founding by the 1st Duke of Beaufort in 1682. Cecil Aldin (1870-1935) was born in Slough, the son of a successful builder. His skills for portraying animals and rural life developed at an early age. Throughout his life he was rarely seen without his sketch book and hunting was never far from his thoughts, his real ambition was achieved when he became Master of the South Berks Foxhounds. In the Times Obituary he was described as one of the leading spirits in the renaissance of British sporting art.
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