Bidston Hill is the peak of the red sandstone ridge that divides the Wirral peninsular. On its rural west-facing aspect, several substantial Victorian merchant houses were built. This view looks towards the Dee Estuary and North Wales with the peak of Moel Famau clearly visible.
A hunter can be seen in the middle distance, pursuing a hare that is running in the scrubby foreground. The Liverpool Daily Post’s art critic described the inclusion of such a large hare as ‘an eccentric intrusion’ when the painting was exhibited at the Liverpool Academy in 1865.