English 19th century folk art oil painting,  a greyhound and hare in a landscape
English 19th century folk art oil painting, a greyhound and hare in a landscape

Naive folk art oil painting, greyhound and hare

 

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)

 

 

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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.