Taking the Deer : the Duke of Atholl with Foresters

WAG 251


A hunting scene. Four male figures are in the centre of the composition. The left-most figure is gripping the antler of a bucking stag with his left hand, and weilding a rope [?] in his right. In front of him, a second figure crouches down to hold on to a white hunting dog. Next to him is a third figure, also slightly crouched. The fourth, right-most figure stands and holds a rifle. In the foreground are two more hunting dogs, and a fourth dog attacks the bucking stag. A dead stag lies on the ground between the men, and there is a horse in the background. The landscape is very mountainous.