Sporting Art Talk

The Thoroughly Modern Meltonian:
Re-evaluating 'Traditional' Depictions of Early Nineteenth-Century Fox Hunting in the Historic Hunting Capital of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

Sporting Art Talk 
18th March
11: 00am

via Zoom 
By Dr Hannah Clark 
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This 20 minute illustrated talk will  look at the traditional interpretations of early nineteenth-century depictions of fox-hunting in the sporting capital of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Rather than depicting a timeless and unchanging sport, it argues that artists such as Henry Alken were in fact recording a highly contemporary and modern activity which highlighted new ideas of athleticism, fashionability and masculinity.