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Staghunt, Exmoor
oil on canvas
114.8 × 183.8 cm
inscribed in red paint l.r.: H. S. POWER / 1911
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1913
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Gallery location
19th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Subjects (general)
Animals Human Figures Leisure Activities, Events, Games & Sports
Subjects (specific)
dog (species) equestrians Exmoor (upland) horse (species) hunting hunting clothing men (male humans) women (female humans)
Like many Australian artists, Septimus Power sought to study and further his artistic career in Europe, becoming one of the more successful emigres. He trained in Paris at the famed Académie Julian between 1905 and 1907, then moved to England where he specialised as a painter of animals. From 1908–35 he exhibited dozens of paintings at the RA, including this work, only his second successful entry to the RA exhibition in 1911. Power was appointed as an Official War Artist and later played a role in establishing the art collection of the Australian War Memorial.


Unknown - 20th century

timber, composition