The Wide Game painting by George Hillyard Swinstead Scout Heritage Service Art UK

An excellent atmospheric painting of a Scouting Wide Game on Hampstead Heath c. 1912 by George Hillyard Swinstead (1860 – 1926)

https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-wide-game-135271

Good to see a colour image of the Scout uniform in its first decade.

Close up of the scouts in the background, carrying staff at the trail

Two further scouts each carrying their scout staff can be seen in the distance in the bottom left hand corner.

A further interesting Scouting painting by Swinstead called The Good Turn can be found on the same Art UK site which I will feature on a separate blog post. https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-good-turn-135270

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 5 June 2022

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