In the 19th century, hog hunting was a favorite pastime for sporting Englishmen in the colonies. Though big game hunting was often the ultimate aim, hog hunting was one of the most dangerous of colonial sports. The hog's ferocity and agility challenged the huntsman's equestrian abilities, and the suite of images present here wonderfully depicts the excitement inherent in the pursuit. Platt was a captain of the Native Infantry in India at the time he painted this set, collectively titled Hog Hunting.
Rare individually, and extremely scarce as a complete set.
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