Boutet gun. Historical hunting weapons

The Boutet gun was rather special, and one of 11 guns given by Napoleon to Carlos IV of Spain. Edward Impey, director general and master at the Royal Armouries Museum,…

A part of the painting, Goodberry Partridge, by James Gillick.

James Gillick and his exceptional work is often spotted at the Game Fair and will be on display at Burghley this year. Janet Menzies discovers what makes this sporting artist…

Munnings' art sale at Christies. Saddling.

Munnings’ art sale at Christies this month is a wonderful opportunity to view some of the wonderful landscapes and equestrian portraits that Sir Alfred Munnings, sporting artist produced during his…

A gun by Bertrand Piraube.

Bertand Piraube was a gunmaker working in France in the seventeenth century. As part of our series on historical hunting weapons, Mark Murray-Fletcher explains the birth of an exquisite piece.…

Scots Grey Hen in bronze resin by Elliot Channer.

Elliot Channer started his route to artistic success via the internet. Not something Sir Alfred Munnings had recourse to. But his sculptures are decidedly tangible. Janet Menzies meets Elliot Channer.…

Wheellock. Historical hunting weapons. Main mechanism

The wheellock transformed warfare and shooting. Its place in the history of the shotgun and shooting is confirmed. The new mechanism, in existence by about 1500, employed an enclosed, sprung…

A Lady Riding a Bay Hunter by Sir Alfred Munnings, circa 1924

Alfred Munnings is a name that every sportman wants on their wall. For the frugal a print, for the well-feathered a painting. He was simply an exceptional sporting artist, with…

Early Morning Light in the Cotswolds by sporting artist Jeremy Houghton

Jeremy Houghton’s work is all about the spaces in between, which somehow convey the realities of the sports he depicts more convincingly than any amount of photographic detail. The forbidding…