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Oil Painting - The Hunting of Chevy Chase

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1952P2
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1825 - 1826

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Edwin Landseer - View biography for Sir Edwin Landseer


The subject is from an old English song known as the 'Ballard of Chevy Chase'. The song tells of a hunt or 'chase' in the Cheviot Hills on the Scottish borders. The hunt is led by Percy, the Earl of Northumberland. The Scottish Earl Douglas interprets the hunt as an invasion of Scotland and a bloody battle is fought.

Presented by the National Art Collections Fund, 1952.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.


Height:143.5 cm
Width:170.8 cm