About this artwork

This is one of a series of six photographs called 'A Day's Deerstalking', and shows Melville himself to the right with his friend Edward Ross. Ross was a great shot and skilled at drawing animals. His father, Horatio Ross, was a well-known amateur photographer and it is possible that he taught Melville to use a camera. The two friends have returned from deerstalking on a Highland estate and project an air of satisfaction after the successful hunt.

Ronald Leslie Melville

Ronald Leslie Melville