The Hunt Portfolio, 2015-16

Nine Etchings
Plate sizes variable
Sheet 58 x 58 cm

The images closely relate to a collection of paintings by Hugo Wilson that portray the most primal of all rituals – the hunt. Hunting scenes were popular with wealthy collectors in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and represented a kind of ‘trophyism’ and a way of displaying mastery over nature. Images of writhing animal forms with snarling teeth, some recognisable but others indistinct, portray immense physical strength but the hunter remains unseen. The first twelve sets from the edition of twenty-five are presented in cloth covered portfolio boxes with signed title sheet and colophon.