The Golf Book (Book of Hours)

f. 28v, November, hunting


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The main painting on f. 28v depicts the return from hunting. The scene in the foreground – the return of the group of hunters – is surrounded by a series of farming occupations which contrast with the aristocratic activity of hunting. The lord in the middle riding his mount, wearing gloves and carrying a fine javelin or thin whip in his left hand. Beside his horse is another mount carrying a dead deer flanked by the servants who must have hounded and attacked the animal. The servant in front, the master of the hunt, with a spear leaning on his left shoulder and a large, sheathed knife hanging from one side of his belt and a hunting horn hanging from the other, holds the leashes of two whippets. The only visible part of the servant at the back of the group is the lance leaning on his right shoulder. They are followed by two pairs of dogs. Depicted in the background is a late autumn landscape.

Carlos Miranda García-Tejedor
Doctor in History

The Golf Book (Book of Hours) f. 28v, November, hunting

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f. 28v, November, hunting

The main painting on f. 28v depicts the return from hunting. The scene in the foreground – the return of the group of hunters – is surrounded by a series of farming occupations which contrast with the aristocratic activity of hunting. The lord in the middle riding his mount, wearing gloves and carrying a fine javelin or thin whip in his left hand. Beside his horse is another mount carrying a dead deer flanked by the servants who must have hounded and attacked the animal. The servant in front, the master of the hunt, with a spear leaning on his left shoulder and a large, sheathed knife hanging from one side of his belt and a hunting horn hanging from the other, holds the leashes of two whippets. The only visible part of the servant at the back of the group is the lance leaning on his right shoulder. They are followed by two pairs of dogs. Depicted in the background is a late autumn landscape.

Carlos Miranda García-Tejedor
Doctor in History

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