A Museum Quality Print of Hound and Hunter by Winslow Homer. The artist painted this oil on canvas in the year 1892. The scene shows a young hunter who has just killed a big buck deer and is trying to get the deer into his canoe or to pull it up on the bank. When this final canvas was exhibited in 1892, its subject was condemned as a cruel sport then practiced in the Adirondacks. Some viewers believed the youth was drowning the deer to save ammunition. The artist curtly responded, the critics may think that that deer is alive but he is not, otherwise the boat and man would be knocked high and dry. This painting was gifted to the National Gallery of Art in 1947 by Stephen C. Clarke where it still remains today. To clarify that the stag is already dead and no longer struggling, Homer did repaint the churning water to hide more of the animal. The hunter, therefore, simply ties up a heavy load, calling off the hound so it will not jump into the boat and swamp it.
At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from a painting entitled Hound and Hunter by Winslow Homer.
Inventory #217 - Country Decor Prints