Deerhound

A passionate little blog started by a deerhound dog in Scotland called Rogue ‘Brylach’ MacAllister and Passed to Rascal ‘Logan’ Dorrator Heath

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hunt in Honour of Charles V at the Castle of Torgau

Here’s a fine piece of art depicting the bloody spectacle of a Royal deerhunt in 16th century Germany. From this we can envisage similar activities that were undertaken in the Glens of Scotland of the period. Notice the hounds employed aplenty and all manner of entourage, each busy in his or her task, from Royal chase, right down to spectator.

Hunt in Honour of Charles V at the Castle of Torgau
1545
CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)
Oil on panel, 118 x 178 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid


A similar, earlier work entitled The Stag Hunt of the Elector was also painted by Cranach - follow the links for detail and information.

Now what shall we prepare for the Christmas Feast?

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