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  • Robert Burns
The Hunt (previously known as Diana and Her Nymphs) About 1926

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
The vibrant colours and patterns of this panel provide an exotic jungle-like setting for the nymphs. The wild birds and animals, including the striking leopards at the front, allude to hunting. The panel is filled with exuberant rhythm and energy characteristic of 1920s design. It was created as part of the ambitious first floor decoration for Crawford's Tea Rooms at 70 Princes Street, Edinburgh. Burns was responsible for every detail of the interior design from the murals to the cake-stands.

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An artwork or design attached or applied directly to a wall.



  • Acc. No. NG 2450
  • Medium Oil or tempera and gold leaf on canvas
  • Size 198.10 x 198.10 cm (framed: 217.80 x 217.80 x 7.00 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1987