The Head Hunter

Arthur Heming1919/1919

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

This is the artwork used for the frontispiece to Heming's adventure novel, The Drama of the Forests (London, 1921). The caption for the illustration reads: “A strange apparition was seen crossing the lake. It appeared to have wings, but it did not fly; and though it possessed a tail, it did not run, but contented itself with moving steadily forward on its long up-turned feet. Over an arm it carried what might have been a trident, and what with its waving tail and great outspreading wings that rose above its horned-like head, it suggested …”

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  • Title: The Head Hunter
  • Date: 1919/1919
  • Physical Dimensions: w75 x h100.05 cm
  • Provenance: Gift of the Board of Trustees, Royal Ontario Museum, 1922
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Royal Ontario Museum
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Painter: Arthur Heming
  • Accession Number: 922.54.1