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Hunting Scene

Hugh Bolton Jones1877

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

Hugh Bolton Jones, an American artist from Baltimore, was a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art from 1865-76. He spent five years living and working in and around the village of Pont-Aven, Brittany, a popular destination for artists such as Paul Gauguin. In Brittany and Spain he made sketching tours, and paintings that resulted from his trip were shown in Baltimore in 1878. He relocated to New York in 1881. He later studied with Frederic Edwin Church, renowned Hudson River School painter, in Jamaica. In this painting, Jones depicts a hunter who has just shot a rabbit. The scene is heavily forested, with four prominent trees and a small hillock.

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  • Title: Hunting Scene
  • Creator: Hugh Bolton Jones (American, 1848-1927)
  • Date Created: 1877
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Hugh Bolton Jones (American, 1848-1927)
  • Provenance: Dr. Morris E. Sumner, Baltimore, between 1960 and ca. 1973; given to Walters Art Musuem, 1995.
  • Object Type: paintings
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Inscriptions: [Signature and date] lower right: H. Bolton JONES 1877[or 4?] B[rittany?]
  • Geography: Place of Origin: United States, Place of Origin: Brittany
  • Dimensions: H: 33 x W: 24 in. (83.82 x 60.96 cm); Framed H: 40 x W: 31 in. (101.6 x 78.74 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Morris E. Sumner in memory of Essie Bell Coxwell Sumner, 1995
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.274

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