Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

Four interesting Colour lithographs after early eighteenth century watercolours depicting methods of hunting game.

In each delicately hued landscape the hunters are dressed in Eighteenth century costume wearing leggings and wide brimmed hats and carry swords, indicating the age of the European originals. Thankfully many of these hunting techniques are now out moded or illegal, but are nevertheless interesting for the sporting historian. Despite their gruesome subject matter these are an uncommonly fine set.
Colour Lihographs. Each image is handsomely presented in Harry Coughey (Toronto) double matts with French lines glazed, within hand finished natural wood frames.
Each 10 1/4 x 19 1/4" Frames 19 3/4 x 29 1/4"

Ref. 100 DR3 a-d/DVL ea/v. andl >ALN each   PRICE CODE B    Click here for price guide

wildbird hunting methods

1 Methods of Wild Bird Hunting
which include ClapTrap netting, trap cages used to attract wild birds, a rare depiction of ' The Green Man' camouflage snaring pairs of willow sticks with 'bird glue' or liming sticks, Hawking.

limingabd greeman detail

Bird-glue Liming and Green Man detail

wolf hunting

2 Wolf Hunting
The entire village seems to have turned out to drive the pack from the forest by noise making and into a netted clearing where they are killed by and clubbing and spearing. Primative but effective.

wild boar hunting

3 Wild Boar Hunting
Here the odds seem a bit more easily matched as a number of the hunters and their dogs have been gored. Men with hunting dogs drive the boar into a corral clearing and then spear them.

wildfowl hunting

4 Methods of Waterfowl Hunting
The slaughter amid the reeds included Netting, clubbing, fowling piece shooting from pontoons and strangling.