On how to hunt and take the Wild Boar (c. 1387-1389)

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Title

On how to hunt and take the Wild Boar (c. 1387-1389)

Subject

Manuscript Illumination

Description

This image, found in Livre de Chasse by Gaston III, Count of Foix, comes from a book dedicated to the Duke of Normandy. It depicts medieval hunters in a forest chasing a boar. The forest seems very well managed, which was typical of many royal forests and noble forests. The large party of hunters, along with dogs, indicates that this is an act of leisure rather than driven by need for food. Hunting was often a pastime of the wealthy, especially in the middle ages.

Creator

Gaston III, Count of Foix

Source

Date

c. 1387-1389

Contributor

Sotiris Georgakopoulos

Type

Still Image

Coverage

France
Late Middle Ages (c. 1300-1500)
14th Century
c. 1387-1389

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Original Format

Manuscript

Files

LC-548726923a5d2-1000-3000.jpg

Citation

Gaston III, Count of Foix, “On how to hunt and take the Wild Boar (c. 1387-1389),” Medieval Hollywood, accessed April 19, 2024, https://medievalhollywood.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/103.

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