HEYWOOD HARDY ARWS RE ROI RP
Gone to Ground
Date: circa 1885
Framed Size: 28 inches by 38 inches
Considered to be one of the most accomplished sporting painters spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, Heywood Hardy was born in Bristol, England in 1843. He received his formal art training in London, Paris and Antwerp, and he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Society of Etchers and an Associate of the Royal Water Colour Society. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and also at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, Fine Art Society, Manchester City Art Gallery, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and the Tooling Galleries. His work shows a special sensitivity to the hunt and its natural surroundings, original and delightful, yet strong and well finished. Avidly sought after, hunting scenes dating from the Victorian period have become very scarce.