Duke Of Beaufort's Hunt by Lionel Edwards


Duke Of Beaufort's Hunt


Lionel Edwards

Ref GM624
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 6" x 8" (15 x 20 cm)
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Lionel Edwards' hunting paintings capture the essence of fox hunting.The Duke of Beaufort's Hunt (the Beaufort) is one of the oldest and largest of the fox hunting packs in England. It was founded by the 1st Duke of Beaufort in 1682 and continues under the auspices of this family. When the sport of foxhunting was made illegal by Parliament in 2005 the pack changed its rules to hunt within the law. The Beaufort hunts some 760 square miles (2,000 km2) in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, centred on the Duke's estate at Badminton. Hunting occurs on about 125 days per year, usually 4 days a week during the season. In the far distance of the painting stands the Hawkesbury Monument. The monument was erected in 1846 to commemorate General Lord Edward Somerset. He was a soldier son of the 5th Duke of Beaufort, who had served with distinction at Waterloo.