Hare Coursing. A large naive 19th century oil on canvas of a greyhound or lurcher standing proudly over his hare prey, in an open landscape with a church in the background.
Mounted in it's original faux (hand painted) burr oak frame with gold slip.
Sight: 23" x 15.5" ( 58cm x 39cm)
Frame: 29.5" x 21.5" (75cm x 55cm)
Hare Coursing is the pursuit of hares with greyhounds and other sighthounds, which chase the hare by sight and not by scent. It is a competitive sport, where dogs are tested on their ability to run
The sport grew in popularity in Europe during the 19th century, but has since experienced a decline due in part to the introduction of greyhound racing and betting.