Traveller Attacked by Wolves by Richard Ansdell, RA (1815–1885). This was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1854, where it attracted favourable comment, and was one of the four works illustrated in the Illustrated London News Supplement of 6 May, on p. 425. Clearly, a nightmarish scene in which the traveller's gun may not be enough to ensure that he can continue his journey. He is outnumbered, and his horse is already being attacked. This is life in the wilds, with man as another creature of nature, with the odds not necessarily in his favour.

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The Royal Academy Exhibition." Illustrated London News. 6 May Supplement. Vol. 24 (January-June 1854): 421-426. Hathi Trust. Contributed by the University of Michigan. Web. 31 August 2018.

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