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The Grouse Shoot. The painting by Heywood Hardy

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The Grouse Shoot

In The Grouse Shoot, British painter Heywood Hardy presents a commonplace scene of the British aristocracy. Finished in 1898 and measuring 77 x 64 cm, this oil on canvas is currently in possession of private collectors and was last auctioned in 2002 for an undisclosed value. Then a very esteemed artist, Hardy is probable to have been commissioned for this work while living with his family in the St. John’s Wood area in London, England.

Portrayed in this piece is a duo of well-dressed huntsmen positioned in defilade from their quarry, a flight of grouse. Their targets can be seen on the left of the scene, fleeing into the horizon from the shotguns trained at them. Hiding behind a small bluff, which serves as both a hiding spot and support to steady their aim, one of the hunters prepares to take his shot while the other watches. To their side, a loyal hound waits by to do his job retrieving any birds its masters manage to shoot down, its shiny black coat rendered with care by Hardy, a painter famous for his exquisite renditions of animals.

There is, of course, a reason for the second gunman’s hesitation. This kind of hunt, commonly known as waterfowling, was usually undertaken on one’s own or, if resources allowed, with an aide or caddy to care for one’s guns, hound, and other hunting equipment. Since both huntsmen seem to be of similar status, it would have been essential for them to take their shots separately to know exactly how many targets each one hit quickly. Furthermore, since this practice took place when someone owned every inch of British land, they were likely hunting on someone’s land, which would mean that they would have to pay for each bird shot down at the end of the hunt. It was not uncommon at the time that whoever bagged fewer birds would be stuck with paying the lion’s share of those fees.

One last important aspect to note about this piece is Hardy’s care in depicting the weather conditions in a way that goes beyond lighting and the configuration of the sky but spreads to the mood of the whole scene. The depiction is thus not only of an ideal scene but of a specific time in a particular place, betraying this Romanticist’s painter Impressionist proclivities.

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