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Relief - Hunting scene

Hunting scene

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1874 - ca. 1878 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Caldecott, Randolph, born 1846 - died 1886 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pastiglia (modelling paste) in relief

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This relief showing a hunting scene is made by Randolph Caldecott in England in ca. 1874-1878.

Randolph Caldecott was a British artist and illustrator. He first worked as a bank clerk in Whitchurch and Manchester while attending evening classes at the Manchester School of Art. In 1872 he moved to London and studied briefly at the Slade School of Fine Art.
He did a lot of book illustrations and was one of the first to avoid the then so popular black-and-white effects. He did skillful watercolours and oil drawings set amidst the vernacular architecture of his childhood, often infused with a sense of humour. Apparently even Van Gogh and Gauguin admired his work.

Physical description

Three huntsmen riding to the left, the first blowing a horn, the second shouting behind his hand; in the foreground are four hounds running. Landscape with a bare tree behind: in the background is indicated a running stag. Signed in the upper left hand corner RC.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1874 - ca. 1878 (made)


Caldecott, Randolph, born 1846 - died 1886 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pastiglia (modelling paste) in relief

Marks and inscriptions

signed in the upper left hand corner


Height: 18.5 cm, Width: 28 cm

Object history note

Purchased for £20 from Mrs M.H. Caldecott, the widow of the sculptor, in 1905. Formerly on loan to the Museum from Mrs Caldecott together with V&A Mus. No. 448-1905, between July 1899 and its purchase in 1905.

Descriptive line

Relief, pastiglia (modelling paste), a hunting scene, by Randolph Caldecott, England, ca. 1874-1878

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1905 - 1908. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1905, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, 1909, p. 92
Bilbey, Diane and Trusted, Marjorie. British Sculpture 1470-2000. A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2002, p.230, cat.no. 349


Modelling paste



Subjects depicted

Huntsmen; Hounds; Tree; Landscape; Horn


Reliefs; Sculpture


Sculpture Collection

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