Under the reign of Francis I during the Renaissance in France, hunting with hounds became a lifestyle choice. Post-hunt banquets were an opportunity to demonstrate social relationships in court. An example of this was the saving of choice pieces for the guests of honour, thus highlighting the prowess of hunter and cook alike. During this period, hunting became a privilege of nobility, and the right to practise it was directly linked to the right to land ownership. Poaching, which had been relatively well tolerated until then, was now severely punished and non-noble people were formally prohibited from hunting. This wallpaper tells the story of noble men haunting deer with dogs.
Dimensions: 1000 x 48.7 cm, 4.87 m²
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