Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sports in American Public Spaces - Women hunting, fowling, & shooting

Some American gardens advertised for women to join in the fishing and hunting on their grounds.  I cannot find any American images of women hunting from the period, but I want to share some English paintings & prints with you here.  The prints are typical satirical publications.
1748 John Wooton (British artist, 1686-1765) Lady Mary Churchill at the Death of the Hare

1770s The Ladies Shooting Poney published by Carington Bowles

1778 Miss Wicket and Miss Trigger published by Carington Bowles

1776 The Sporting Lady published by Sayer & Bennett

1787 The Countess of Effingham by George Haugh (British artist, 1755-1827)