The Chase by Richard Ansdell, RA (1815–1885). 1847. Oil on canvas. 166.5 x 290.5 cm. Manchester Art Gallery. Accession no. 1882.6. Transferred from the Royal Manchester Institution, 1882.

This is one of Ansdell's more dramatic scenes, in which he acknowledges the suffering and cruelty in nature, although the instrument here is man himself, the huntsman who has chased the magnificent stag and set fierce dogs upon it.

Image download, text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee, with thanks to Manchester Art Gallery for allowing the image to be used via ArtUK on the CC BY-NC-SA (Creative Commons-NonCommercial-ShareAlike) licence. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

Created 31 August 2018