Keeper Bullock gralloching a Buck

The Master J.H. (probably Jerome Hesketh) (fl.1647-1666)
National Trust Inventory Number 499988

Category Paintings
Date 1630 - 1669
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 2032 x 2311 mm (80 x 91 in)
Place of origin
Collection Lyme Park, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Lyme Park, Cheshire, North West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Keeper Bullock gralloching a Buck, British (English), mid 17th century. A buck attacked by five hunting dogs with a full-length portrait of a man, turned slightly to the right, gazing to the right, standing to the left of the scene; wearing a green coat and hat, his right hand grasps the deer's antlers and his left holds a knife; behind him stands a bay horse. Set in Lyme Park with the Cage and a hunt visible in the background. This painting is part of an important group of paintings by a mysterious portraitist known only by his monogram 'J.H.'. He practised in the north-west in the mid-17th century, primarily amongst Catholic and Jacobite families.

Provenance

Original to the house, set in Lyme Park with pre-1730's cage in the background.

Marks and inscriptions

[unreadable] / Boy (?) / Comby / Royster / Royall / K[ ] (dog's names, painted on the ear of each dog in cream coloured paint from left to right respectively, visible with close examination)

Makers and roles

The Master J.H. (probably Jerome Hesketh) (fl.1647-1666), artist
British (English) School, artist

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Periods 17th century (33019)
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British (English) School (3758)
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