A Fox Away from Berrydale by Cecil Aldin


A Fox Away from Berrydale


Cecil Aldin

Ref GM647
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 26" x 14" (65 x 35 cm)
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A Fox Away from Berrydale comes from Cecil Aldin’s famous series, “The Pytchley Country”, and was originally published by Lawrence & Jellicoe in an edition of 40 copies. Other prints in the series included The Master of the Pytchley at Kilworth Sticks, Frank Freeman and Crick, Who-Whoop at Hazelbeach, Gone Away from Badby Wood and Full Cry from Loatland Wood. The village of Pytchley is situated in Northamptonshire and was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Its Hunt is one of the most famous in the world and is believed to be directly descended from the Royal Hunt maintained by the Plantaganet family in Rockingham Forest. Originally called the Althorp & Pytchley Hunt, with kennels at Althorp, its history is linked closely with that of the family of the Earls Spencer. Many great names in the hunting world rode with the Pytchley and, after Cecil Aldin’s death, Mrs Wallis Simpson bought an Aldin study of the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, clearing a hedge and ditch with the Pytchley, which she presented to the Prince as a surprise gift in 1935. When she became Duchess of Windsor, the portrait travelled with her and was placed on the staircase wall at her home in Paris, where she could see it daily.