Simpson first came to Newlyn in 1908. He specialised in birds and equestrian subjects and also wrote and illustrated books on hunting. This could well show The Western Hunt, possibly on the moors between Penzance and Zennor.
The Hunt was a big part of social and cultural life, particularly amongst the landowning and farming community. Foxhunting was at the height of its popularity prior to World War I. In 1910, 350 hunts existed in Britain. Hunting was well organised and regulated by the Master of Foxhounds Association. It was one of the few country sports in which women could play an active role.
- Charles Walter Simpson
- Oil on board
- 53 x 76 cm
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