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Bear Baiting

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Bear Baiting

Date

1830s

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

H: 35.1 x W: 39.4 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0013.F

Collection

British Folk Art

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Bear baiting was a popular town spectacle in Britain before it was banned in 1835. Afterwards, illegal bear baiting was sometimes held indoors by artificial light, which may be what is depicted here.

Bear Baiting 1830s © Compton Verney

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