The Hunt Portfolio, 2015-16

Etching

These images are closely related 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 12 sets from the edition of 25 are presented in cloth covered portfolio boxes with signed title sheet and colophon.