Tally-Ho Back by Snaffles


Tally-Ho Back



Ref GM513
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 16" x 14" (40 x 35 cm)
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‘Tally- Ho-Back’ was originally published in 1920 and appeared in a number of variants. The engaging scene shows a huntsman ridding his horse whilst smoking his pipe. The drawing is a fine example of Snaffles distinctive style, showing just one person in detail. It depicts his individual character and he seems quite inactive and immobile within a hunting scene. There is another huntsman that can be seen faintly in the background and they seem much more active, galloping through the fields. The country scenery is kept minimal with simple pencil lines and blending. Snaffles hunting was primarily with the Garth and neighbouring packs; it was here that he met Cecil Aldin, who played a key role in nurturing Snaffles emerging talent, and was to remain a close friend until his death in 1935. It was most likely Snaffles days hunting with the Garth that were to inspire this charming piece.