Bear baiting, 1820s

Bear baiting, 1820s

C016/9167 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 41.2MB

Downloadable file size: 5.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Bear baiting. 19th-century artwork of spectators watching a chained bear being attacked by dogs. Known as bear baiting, this blood sport results in both dogs and bear being wounded and sometimes killed. It was popular in England for centuries, before being outlawed in 1835. This bear pit is at Charley's Theatre, Westminster, London. This artwork is one of a series by British artist Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851), published in 1822 in the 2-volume work 'Real Life in London'. This fictional work told of the adventures in London of country squire Bob Tallyho and his cousin Tom Dashall (both spectating at centre).

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1822, 18th century, 19th century, action, adult, animal, artwork, baiter, bear, bear baiting, bear pit, bear-baiting, bears, blood sport, blood sports, bob tallyho, britain, british, canine, caucasian, chained, charley's theatre, cultural, culture, dog, dogs, england, english, entertainment, europe, european, fauna, henry thomas alken, historical, history, human, hunting dog, illustration, london, male, man, men, nature, people, person, real life in london, regency, regency era, sociological, sociology, spectating, spectator, sport, tom dashall, uk, united kingdom, ursine, violence, violent activity, watching, westminster, white, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.