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The Easter Hunt--The City Hunt
The Easter Hunt--The City Hunt
Date:
1799
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching (hand-colored)
Dimensions:
30.1 x 39.9 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.2676
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Two hunts are depicted, "The Easter Hunt" above and "The City Hunt" below. Women take part as well as men, some on horses and some in carriages. The Easter Hunt seems a little more orderly, although three dogs fighting over a scrap of something make one of the horses rear up, and other horses must step over two pigs lounging in the road. Riding alongside the horses are two street urchins on a donkey, with an old man chasing them. The City Hunt has carriages and horses going in both directions. One horse is on the ground, its rider thrown; another rider has landed in a pond, and dogs are being trampled underfoot. (Virginia K. Anderson 02/21/95)
State with Ackermann's Repository of Arts publication line, dated 1803