Louis Bosworth Hurt

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Louis Bosworth Hurt
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Highland painting
Born 1856
Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Died 1929
Residence Darley Dale
Nationality British
Occupation painter
Known for painting highland cattle
Spouse(s) Harriet Marion Bickley

Louis Bosworth Hurt (1856–1929) was an English landscape artist.

Life and work[edit]

Hurt was born in Ashbourne in north Derbyshire in England. He was a student of George Turner.[1] who was known as Derbyshire's John Constable and their paintings have similar styles. Hurt and his wife, Harriet, lived in Derbyshire where they kept Highland cattle. Hurt is renowned for his paintings of these cattle and studies he made of highland cattle in Scotland. He also painted near Bettwys-y-Coed where he had a second home.[2]

Hurt exhibited thirteen times at the Royal Academy in the 1880s and 1890s as well as exhibiting and holding exhibitions provincially. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum in Bournemouth hold a large collection of his paintings as it was founded by one of Hurt's patrons. Hurt also has paintings in the South African National collection, in Reading, Manchester,[2] Rotherham and Sheffield.[3] Paintings that he originally sold for 7 to 40 pounds were valued at £80,000 in 2005.[4]


  1. ^ "George Turner, British (1843-1910)". Langham Gallery. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Boyd, Rachel. "Nineteenth Century Paintings". Richard Green. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  3. ^ 23 Painting(s) by or after Louis Bosworth Hurt at the Art UK site
  4. ^ "Hurt Painting Pushes for Record Price". Ashbourne NewsTelegraph. 24 August 2005. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 

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